While the Green Bay Packers wait to get one star player back — Aaron Rodgers — it doesn’t look like they’re very close to getting another one back. Receiver Randall Cobb is eligible to play next week, but he still hasn’t been cleared to run.
Cobb broke his tibia in October and was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. At first, it was suggested that he broke his fibula.
The fact that Cobb hasn’t been cleared to run yet isn’t a good sign, although coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers will test Cobb on Tuesday to see if he can return to practice.
“I thought I was going to be cleared to run two weeks ago, and I still haven’t,” Cobb said. “I feel pretty good, but until I’m able to run and able to test out, I won’t know exactly where I’m at. It’s kind of hard to tell where I’m at without running.”
Even if Cobb is cleared to practice next week, it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll play against Dallas. Rodgers has been practicing for two weeks, but only on a limited basis, meaning he only does individual drills.
For Cobb, it’s starting to look like it might be a lost season.
The Packers put running back Cedric Benson on injured reserve last season with the designation to return. He never was able to return. The team may end up 0-2 using that designation at this point.