The Green Bay Packers had a difficult Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions, where they were without wide receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison. The expectation entering this week was that both would be ready for Monday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Those expectations are now once again up in the air.
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Cobb and Allison will not participate in practice on Thursday due to hamstring injuries.
Geronimo Allison, Randall Cobb still out of practice https://t.co/VHlL2WDWXq— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 11, 2018
There was some hope from the team that Cobb would be able to return this week, considering he missed two straight games due to his tricky hamstring. However, with Cobb missing practice this late in the week, and with Green Bay's bye week coming up, it won't be surprising to see the team sit him and give him the extra time to rehab.
As for Allison, he missed last week due to a concussion. The good news is he cleared concussion protocol. The bad news is that his hamstring is still acting up on him and he will work with the rehab group from here on out.
#Packers coach Mike McCarthy says WR Geronimo Allison has cleared concussion protocol. He'll be working in the rehab group today because of hamstring injury.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 11, 2018
If the Packers are without the two receivers on Monday night, expect rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling to see No. 2 receiver snaps for the second straight week. In his first start, the rookie posted seven receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown.
While Cobb and Allison have not officially been ruled out, their status for Monday Night Football isn't looking great.