More injury problems for Pack in loss to Eagles
Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga and Micah Hyde were likely the three most talked about Packers in Saturday's third preseason game. But it wasn't good play on the field that made those three players the topic of discussion.
Cobb injured his shoulder on the Packers first drive of the 39-26 loss to the Eagles, leaving shortly thereafter for the locker room and invoking instant nightmares for Packers fans after last week's season-ending injury to Jordy Nelson. Mike McCarthy said after the game that he was "not worried at all" about Cobb's injury, saying he has no reason to believe the injury was as serious as Nelson's ACL tear suffered in Pittsburgh.
Bulaga was seen on the sideline with ice on his knee with what the Packers coach is calling an "ankle sprain". Micah Hyde suffered a neck injury during the game that's being described as a spasm.
But even if serious injuries were avoided, there were question marks in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal, especially on defense, where the Packers allowed a super-charged Eagles offense to score three touchdowns in the first quarter. Brett Hundley was intercepted for another Eagles touchdown in that quarter, leaving Green Bay with a 25-0 deficit after just a quarter of action.
Brett Hundley played the majority of the game at quarterback in the absence of Rodgers (rest) and Scott Tolzien (concussion), throwing two touchdown passes and gaining confidence as the game went along. Matt Blanchard found Jeff Janis for a fourth quarter score as well.
The Packers final preseason game happens Thursday against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. You can watch the game in Spanish on Telemundo Wisconsin.