Packers' Randall Cobb (ankle) plans to play vs. Vikings

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 at 09:55 a.m.

The Green Bay Packers missed Randall Cobb's gifts in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but the receiver and return man says he'll be ready for Saturday's night's wild-card rematch.

"100 percent," Cobb said of his chances to play after spraining his ankle in a Week 16 win over the Tennessee Titans.

"I wanted to be out there (against the Vikings), especially a game like this," Cobb told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "You want to play, but we were just being smart about it. It was a mutual decision."

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters a slippery Metrodome turf factored into Cobb sitting out.

"He was close, but he wasn't ready," McCarthy told the Green Bay Press Gazette. "Part of the decision not to play Randall was the surface and just the ability for lateral movements. We'll see how he is (Tuesday)."

McCarthy also revealed that injuries to Clay Matthews (undisclosed) and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) aren't considered serious. Both players left against Minnesota before returning to the game.

The Packers won't have to worry about the slick surface of the Metrodome this weekend. The wild card will be played at Lambeau Field, and -- if all three players return -- Green Bay will be healthier than they've been in some time.