Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb said that he would never wear a microphone again during a game. Though the WR said he is not certain whether wearing the microphone during a game caused the injury, he said that he either way he will not wear one again in a game.
During a game last January against the Arizona Cardinals, Cobb suffered an injury that punctured his lung. While making for a diving catch, he landed on his back. He recounted that the battery pack for the microphone was on his shoulder pads and that likely contributed to his injury, as Sporting News reports. His injury was a fractured rib that has punctured his lung.
Cobb did say that it is not certain whether the microphone has added to the injury as it can’t be proven if it added to it or not. The Packers’ quarterback, Aaron Rogers said that he is critical of players having microphones on them during a game.
Cobb didn’t have any issue with having a microphone in-game before. ESPN notes that it isn’t the first time he had a microphone in-game though with what has happened, Cobb is now rethinking about having one worn during a game.
The injury he had last January didn’t have any long-term effect and Cobb has been able to join the team in their offseason program. However he has said that as far as having a microphone in-game is concerned, he doesn’t think he would have it anytime soon.
“It’s pretty cool in that instance, but I don’t think it’s worth the risk,” he said about the issue. He has also said that it might be nice to hear what one is saying or doing during a game especially when the team is on sight for a chance at the Super Bowl, but then also said that he won’t have a microphone on again.
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