Packers injuries: Cobb out multiple weeks, Jones could play vs. Browns

Green Bay says Randall Cobb will be out ‘multiple’ weeks. (USATSI)
Green Bay says Randall Cobb will be out ‘multiple’ weeks. (USATSI)

Despite triumphing against the Ravens on Sunday, the Packers receiving corps was hit hard by injuries with James Jones and Randall Cobb having to leave the game with hurt knees.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Jones could be ready to play by next week vs. the Browns, but he also said Cobb, the team’s leading receiver, will be out “multiple” weeks.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, though, the news is worse for Cobb. The newspaper reports that Cobb suffered a fractured fibula and will miss 6-8 weeks.

The problem for Green Bay is that, at this moment, it only has two healthy receivers on the roster -- Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin. But the Packers might be looking out west for some help with Denver practice squad receiver Tavarres King.

Jones also reported that King, a fifth-round draft pick out of Georgia, was seen cleaning out his locker. If the Packers did sign King off Denver’s practice squad, he’d immediately land on Green Bay’s active roster.

The Denver Post, though, reports that the Broncos are trying their best to keep King in Denver.

Either way, the Packers aren’t a healthy bunch right now. ESPN reported that Jones suffered a PCL sprain, but if he can return by Sunday, that certainly would help.

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