In what has been a stellar sophomore season in the NFL, Randall Cobb set the Green Bay Packers single-season record for all-purpose yardage.
But the Packers receiver/returner also injured his ankle with eight minutes to go in the third quarter of Green Bay’s 55-7 blowut win over Tennessee and did not return.
“The training staff on the field did not give me anything to believe that it was very serious,” said Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, “but as you know with ankle sprains and joint injuries the next day is a huge indicator.”
Cobb has caught 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He gained 101 all-purpose yards against Tennessee to 101, giving him 2,342 on the year, breaking Ahman Green’s record sent in 2003.
Here’s what Aaron Rodgers said after the game of Cobb:
“He’s a big time player. He’s fun to watch. Just trying to get him the ball in space. He makes some big plays. He’s got incredible preparation habits. He’s always ready to play, knows where he’s supposed to be. He’s like a seven- or eight-year veteran out there, it feels like at times. I feel like we’ve played together for a while. He understands the concepts we’re running, where to get open. He’s a big-time player. Hope we can get him off special teams soon.”