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Packers WR Randall Cobb ‘Hopeful’ He’ll Play Sunday

Receiver Randall Cobb, linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver/running back Ty Montgomery, all of whom were inactive for the Atlanta game, were limited participation on Wednesday.

After being held out of Sunday’s loss at Atlanta, Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb is “hopeful” that he’ll get the green light to face Indianapolis.

“I'm hopeful for it, but there's no timetable. We're just seeing how the body reacts,” Cobb said on Wednesday.

Cobb, linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver/running back Ty Montgomery, all of whom were inactive for the Atlanta game, were limited participation on Wednesday. Of the three, only Cobb did anything during the brief portion of practice that reporters were allowed to watch.

It was Cobb’s first missed game since 2013, when he missed 10 games with a knee injury sustained at Baltimore. Cobb didn’t want to miss the Atlanta game but understood the team’s long-term view, especially with no more extended breaks on the schedule. Because he didn’t play on Sunday, he said the hamstring felt better than it did at this point a week ago.

“You've got to look at the big picture,” he said. “Nine games in a row coming up. We don't really have a bye, we don't have much time (off). It's going to go straight into the playoffs. We have to make sure that we're looking big picture.”

Meanwhile, fellow receiver Jordy Nelson, who sustained an injured hand on the final series against Atlanta and missed one play, isn’t even on the injury report. He said he feels “perfect.”

Running back James Starks, who has missed the past three games following knee surgery, did some work before practice, coach Mike McCarthy said. Cornerback Quinten Rollins, who has missed the last three games with an injured groin, returned to practice. That’s good news, because one of the backup cornerbacks thrust into the starting lineup, Demetri Goodson, was out with a concussion.

Not participating were center J.C. Tretter, tight end Jared Cook and guard T.J. Lang. Former starting center Corey Linsley remains on the PUP list but is expected to start vs. the Colts.

TEAM (PLAYER)INJURYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSTATUS
PACKERS
WR Randall Cobb Hamstring Limited
TE Jared Cook Ankle DNP
CB Demetri Goodson Concussion DNP
G T.J. Lang Hip DNP
LB Clay Matthews Hamstring Limited
WR Ty Montgomery Illness Limited
CB Damarious Randall Groin DNP
CB Quinten Rollins Groin Limited
RB James Starks Knee DNP
C J.C. Tretter Knee DNP
 
COLTS
S Mike Adams Groin DNP
TE Dwayne Allen Ankle Limited
DT Henry Anderson Knee Limited
CB Vontae Davis Concussion DNP
T/G Denzelle Good Knee DNP
RB Frank Gore Rest DNP
WR T.Y. Hilton Hamstring DNP
DE Kendall Langford Knee DNP
OLB Curt Maggitt Ankle Limited
OLB Robert Mathis Rest DNP
G Jack Mewhort Tricep DNP
T/G Joe Reitz Concussion DNP
WR Chester Rodgers Hamstring/Foot Limited

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