Source: Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb had core muscle surgery last week

6:11 PM

The Packers believe that Randall Cobb will miss the rest of the season because of a core muscle injury that required surgery, according to a source.

The hope is that he can return in time for the playoffs after having surgery last week.

The veteran receiver, who returned to the Packers this season at the request of Rodgers, left the game at halftime.

In the first half of the game, he had four catches for 95 yards and a touchdown, but he was forced to leave with a groin injury.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that Cobby had a significant injury. I thought he had done an amazing job when he got the chance. We were talking about his targets on third down.

Davante Adams leads the team with five touchdown catches, but third-ranked receiver and leader in receiving yards with 375 is tied for the lead with third-ranked receiver and leader in receiving yards with 28 catches by third-ranked receiver and leader in receiving yards with 35 catches by third- Twelve of his catches have come on third down, and 10 have been for first downs.

In July, the Packers traded a sixth-round pick to the Texans to bring back Cobb. He played for the Packers for eight years. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent in 2019. He's the second major receiving target the Packers have lost this season after Robert Tonyan tore his knee.

The Packers drafted Rodgers as a potential slot receiver, but his role has been minimal in part because of his effectiveness in that position. The Packers might use more than one third-round pick inside, according to LaFleur.