Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  By PAUL IMIG  |  Last updated 10/18/13
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The low hit that fractured the right fibula of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was deemed to be legal by the NFL. Late in the second quarter of the Packers' Week 6 matchup in Baltimore, Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam dove near Cobb's knee to make the tackle. Cobb immediately grimaced as he fell to the ground, which led quarterback Aaron Rodgers to approach Baltimore's secondary after the play to state his displeasure with the hit. "I just felt like (Elam) had enough time to make a hit in the legal hitting zone," Rodgers said in his postgame press conference. "Now, the other safety came over and made actually a very knowledgeable point, which I appreciated a little intelligent banter back and forth, about some of the issues defensive players have to deal with in the target area. I totally understand that and get that. "I just felt like, from my vantage point, he had plenty of time to not take out a guy's legs in that situation. I think he could have hit in the proper hitting zone, and that's what I told him." The NFL disagreed with Rodgers by opting not to fine Elam, who was also not penalized on the play. With Cobb needing a couple months to recover from the fractured right fibula that he suffered during the hit, the Packers placed him on injured reserve with the designation to return, meaning that Green Bay will be without its top receiver until at least Week 15. Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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