During Sunday night’s game in Week 5, Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb got tagged in the back by New York Giants safety Landon Collins. It looked nasty, and he was down on the turf for a while before thankfully getting back up.
Randall Cobb got leveled by Landon Collins. Cobb got bent in half on the play. Stands up and walks off under his own power, somehow.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) October 10, 2016
After the game, Cobb recalled the experience, which was a scary one for him personally.
“Got folded up like a lawn chair,” Cobb said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I laid there for a second. Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right.”
Cobb was able to hang onto the ball during the brutal exchange, earning a first down for his efforts. Not surprisingly it was his final catch of the game. He ended up with nine catches on the night for 108 yards to help the Packers take down the New York Giants, 23-16.
He said his neck was still sore and that he would be getting more tests. Thankfully the hit did not trigger time on the league’s concussion protocol after he was cleared of any concussion symptoms.