In Sunday’s upcoming game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, the Packers’ key wide receiver, Christian Watson, won’t be able to play due to an injury. Watson, known for his big plays, will miss the game. Another experienced receiver for the Packers, Romeo Doubs, is uncertain to play. He practiced for two days but it’s unclear how effective he’ll be if he does play.
The Packers will likely have a lineup of Doubs, second-year receiver Samori Toure, and rookies Jayden Reed, Malik Heath, and Dontayvion Wicks as their five receivers. They might also bring up Bo Melton or Grant DuBose from the practice squad if needed. None of these players have the same game-changing ability as Watson. Last season, Watson’s touchdown against Chicago was crucial in securing a win for the Packers. Doubs and Toure combined for just four touchdowns throughout the season.
Green Bay struggled last year when Watson couldn’t play due to injury. Coach LaFleur mentioned that while considering when Watson will be ready to return, they’ll take into account his injury history but also his reputation for healing quickly.
On another note, left tackle David Bakhtiari will start the game despite not practicing all week. He has a lot of experience to rely on and has been preparing diligently behind the scenes.
- Packers: Christian Watson is out with a hamstring injury, and Romeo Doubs is questionable with the same injury.
- Bears: Linebacker Dylan Cole is questionable with a hamstring injury, while safeties Eddie Jackson and Jaquan Brisker are not listed on the injury report after full participation in practice.
With Packers’ WR Christian Watson out Sunday vs. the Bears, QB Jordan Love’s options will be:
WR Romeo Doubs
WR Jayden Reed
WR Dontayvion Wicks
WR Samori Toure
WR Malik Heath
TE Luke Musgrave
— NFL Talk (@NFL_Talk_Sports) September 9, 2023