Injury report: Cobb's return not imminent

December, 18, 2013
12/18/13
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb practiced Wednesday for the first time since he fractured the tibia in his right leg on Oct. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.

But Cobb still could be a week or more away from returning to game action.

He said he only started running last week and what he did at practice could not be categorized as a full-speed work, making it unlikely he would play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even the regular-season finale against the Chicago Bears the following week might be a stretch.

“I believe everything’s healed,” Cobb said. “[It’s] just getting back into football shape and trusting myself.”

Cobb does not have to be listed on the injury report because he is not on the active roster. The Packers would have to create room on the 53-man roster in order to activate Cobb from the injured reserve/designated to return category.

“He was a limited practice participant,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I know he’s been doing a really good job in the strength and conditioning aspect of it. The little work that he did [Wednesday], I mean I didn’t sit there and watch him every snap, but it was good to have him out there.”

In other injury news, running back Eddie Lacy was back in a walking boot on his right foot. He wore the boot last week before practicing on Friday and then aggravated his sprained ankle while rushing for 141 yards in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. He did not practice on Wednesday but expects to play against the Steelers.

“I’m not going to have [any] problems for this weekend,” said Lacy, who was named NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday.

Here’s the full injury report:

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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