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Packers WR Cobb avoids major injury


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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb thought at first he broke his collarbone Saturday night, but tests after the preseason game revealed that the injury wasn’t that serious.

A week after losing No. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL on the first drive of a game, Cobb left Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles after three plays with an injury that he thought would knock him out for an extended period of time.

“I just caught the ball and was going down to the ground, and I had a guy land on top of me,” Cobb said after the 39-26 loss to the Eagles. “I was just jogging off the field at the end of the series, and I could feel the pain. I didn’t know exactly what it was. It was discomfort, and I let Doc check it out and we went back and got X-rays. It’s not what we think it could’ve been.”

Cobb appeared to land on his right side while attempting to catch a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley along the sideline. He was taken to the Lambeau Field locker room for further examination.

Last season, Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns — second on the team to Nelson, who had 98 catches for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

“It’s been very unfortunate these few weeks for us,” Cobb said. “At least there’s a silver lining in this injury.”

Cobb wouldn’t speculate whether he will be available for the Sept. 13 season opener at Chicago against the Bears.

“You know, we’re taking it day by day right now,” Cobb said. “We’ll see come tomorrow what more we find out, and we’ll go from there.”

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