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Randall Cobb Fibula Broken, Could Miss 8 Weeks

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Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images.
Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images.

The Green Bay Packers had a number of players go down to injury, but none more important that WR Randall Cobb. Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Cobb broke his right fibula, and he’ll be out of action for the next 6-8 weeks.

The best-case scenario would have Cobb returning in four weeks, while the worst would have him return on Dec. 15 when they face the Dallas Cowboys. The team doesn’t believe that his injury will end his season, but if it does, he’ll finish the year with 29 receptions for 378 yards and two touchdowns.

With James Jones dealing with a sprained PCL that could keep him out of action for next week, the Packers will likely call more run plays on offense. They ran rookie RB Eddie Lacy hard in the second half last week, and expect more of the same while they wait for their receivers to recover.

"I think we did a good job of adjusting," offensive coordinator Tom Clements said. "We ran similar type plays, we just put different people in there, and utilized the same basic concept and the same basic protections, and the guys who were inserted did a good job. It’s unfortunate when you lose guys but it’s not as if it never happens. We’ve had to deal with it before and we’ll adjust accordingly."

Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley should monopolize most of the targets in the meantime, with Jones getting his fair share if he’s healthy enough to make a quick return to the field.