Cobb's status for Sunday's game a "possibility"Regional Sports
-- Randall Cobb says it’s a “possibility” that he’ll play for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Minnesota.
GREEN BAY - Randall Cobb says it’s a “possibility” that he’ll play for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Minnesota.
The second-year receiver and kick returner was hurt last Sunday against Tennessee. Cobb injured both an ankle and a knee when his leg got lodged underneath Titans’ safety Tracy Wilson during a punt return. Cobb said the ankle is worse than the knee, but he’s not overly concerned about either problem. He said he does not have the type of high ankle sprain that kept corner Sam Shields out for two months. Cobb has touched the ball 180 times in his various roles this season – and he has set a new Packers’ record for total yardage. Sunday’s game is important for both teams.
Cobb will have his ankle tested again today. If he can’t go, Jeremy Ross will handle kick returns. He had a 58-yard return after Cobb left last Sunday. Meanwhile, coach Mike McCarthy said defensive end C.J. Wilson looked good during yesterday’s full-speed practice. Wilson has been out for a month with a knee injury.
The Minnesota Vikings can clinch a wild card playoff berth with a win over the rival Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome on Sunday. The Packers have clinched the NFC North Divison but a win Sunday would give them a first round playoff bye. In addition to everything that is on the line Sunday, Vikings runningback Adrian Petersen has a chance to break Eric Dickerson's NFL single season rushing record if he runs for 208 yards. Petersen said yesterday he is focused on the record but is more focused on getting a win and helping the team get to the post-season. Packers took the first meeting between the teams this season in Green Bay, Petersen rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown that game. Kick-off is at 3:25 in the Metrodome Sunday and the game will be brodcast on FOX.