High-ankle sprains often lead to multi-week absences, but it depends on the severity of the particular ailment. Cook is reportedly dealing with quite a bit of swelling, and he left Sunday's game on crutches while wearing a boot. It thus seems he's in serious danger of missing games, though he does have some additional time to recover as the
Cook (ankle) left the locker room with crutches and a boot after Sunday's win over the Lions, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
Cook was deemed questionable to return when he left in the second quarter, but he never made it back into the game. His absence freed up extra snaps for Richard Rogers, who previously had the lesser half of a timeshare. Cook had foot surgery in June, but it's unclear if his recent ailment affects the same foot/ankle.
Considering how QB Aaron Rodgers managed just 213 passing yards against a stout Vikings defense, Cooks' forgettable stat line is, well, exactly that. On the bright side, his six targets were right up there with Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, who each received seven, second-most on the team. However, through two games, Cooks has logged just five receptions for 38 receiving yards without reaching the end zone. He isn't entirely to blame for his lack of production, though, but may struggle to post starter-worthy fantasy numbers until the entire Packers offense gets back on track.
Cook started at tight end in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars and caught one pass for seven yards.
The Packers' initial depth chart for Week 1 had Cook listed behind fellow tight end Richard Rodgers, but Cook was credited with the start Sunday and topped Rodgers in snaps 33 to 25, so it appears he is the team's top tight end to open the season. Rodgers racked up 15 more yards and one more target than Cook in Week 1, but Cook -- particularly as a starter -- is the better bet to produce moving forward.
Although Cook is listed as the No. 2 tight end, he has completely outshone Richard Rodgers in the passing game this preseason, racking up nine catches for 85 yards compared to Rodgers' one catch for eight yards. Consequently, it would not be at all surprising to see Cook become the primary pass-catching tight end on Green Bay's roster despite his position on the depth chart. First up for the Packers is a matchup with a newly revamped Jacksonville defense.
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