Cobb out "multiple weeks" Jones may play Sunday for Packers

Cobb out "multiple weeks" Jones may play Sunday for Packers

While Randall Cobb's injury isn't season ending, he will miss significant time for the Packers
While injuries to key players are mounting for the Green Bay Packers, the man in charge wasn't interested in talking about them in depth on Monday.

"When injuries happen, I look at it as you have to flip the page," said head coach Mike McCarthy.  "It's like anything in life.  Are you going to cry about it or are you going to look at it as an opportunity to improve?"

It's the no-nonsense approach McCarthy has always taken in his eight seasons in Green Bay.  Injuries are a part of the game, and the team must move on, regardless of circumstances.

That being said, it seems the 2013 edition of the Green Bay Packers just can't seem to shake the injury bug.

Already without defensive leader Clay Matthews for at least the next month, Green Bay lost two of its' top playmakers on offense Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, when James Jones and Randall Cobb both exited the contest with leg injuries.

Cobb's injury looked to be severe Sunday.  He was carted off the field and reappeared in the second half on crutches.  Monday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Cobb suffered a fractured fibula and will miss 6-8 weeks.  While that's not season-ending, it looks as though Cobb won't return until December at the earliest.

The outlook on Jones is much more optimistic.  He may even be ready for Green Bay's game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

The Packers defense wasn't immune to the injury bug this week.  Nick Perry reportedly suffered a broken foot against the Ravens.  A surprise to many, especially since Perry told reporters following the game he was "fine"

“Nick Perry was a bit of a surprise to me,” said McCarthy. “I didn’t expect that. “He does not have a chance to play this week.”

Perry's injury leaves Green Bay thin at outside linebacker.  Mike Neal and rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer are currently the team's only healthy players at the position.

Of course, dealing with injuries is nothing new for the Packers.  It was just three years ago that the team lost several key players during the course of the season, only to win a Super Bowl title.

“I actually had a friend of mine call me (Monday) morning and say, ‘Hey, man, your team looks a lot like that 2010 team,’” said McCarthy. “And I said, ‘This team is nothing like the 2010 team.’ Then when I got to work and saw the injury report I wanted to call him back."

That injury report is extensive, but McCarthy and the Packers have a history of overcoming adversity.   Time will tell if they can do it once again.
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