Packers Post-Game Injury Updates

November 7, 2022
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The dreaded turf of the Lions’ field racked up the Packers’ injury list Sunday in the loss to Detroit. Here’s an injury update of three key players that were injured.

With the Packers’ season continuing to fall apart, poorly executed plays and injuries have played a part. After Sunday’s rough loss to the Detroit Lions, the Packers are now 3-6, and they remain a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bears, who also lost. Looking ahead, the Packers will welcome former head coach Mike McCarthy to Lambeau field as his Dallas Cowboys team looks to give the Packers another loss. With all of these injuries, it’s hard to trust the Packers to win and get a playoff spot. Luckily, we still have Aaron Rodgers under center; hopefully, he can help turn things around.

Packers Running Back Aaron Jones

Green Bay avoided a scare with Aaron Jones. Jones was jogging into the tunnel with a trainer in the second half. Later on, he jogged back out but without his helmet. Jones was seen frustrated on the sidelines as you knew he was itching to come back in, but the coaches held him out for the rest of the game. It was odd that no one mentioned that he had an injury until well after the game ended. Jones had injured his ankle, and to be cautious, Green Bay didn’t want their star running back to damage his ankle further.

Initial x-rays on Monday came back negative, and Jones should be able to suit up in Week ten against the Dallas Cowboys. This is a significant relief, as AJ Dillon could not get anything going against the Lions after Jones was benched. Jones should return to RB1 status against a stout Cowboys defense. His status will be monitored this week, and he will likely be a limited participant to allow the tweaked ankle to heal.

Packers Wide Receiver Romeo Doubs

The Packers can’t seem to keep the wide receivers healthy. Doubs exited early in the first half after making a catch. He hobbled off the field and was seen surrounded by trainers. Nothing looked severe, but he was later ruled out of the game until further tests could determine his injury. Monday morning, the team announced that Doubs had been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. High-ankle sprains usually take four to six weeks to recover. So don’t be surprised if Doubs joins Randall Cobb on the injured reserve.

This is another blow to the Packers’ wide receiver group. Christian Watson has been in and out of games with a concussion and hamstring injuries. Randall Cobb is on injured reserve for at least one more week. Allen Lazard is still dealing with a shoulder injury, but he’s been able to stay on the field. Veteran Sammy Watkins has been dealing with hamstring injuries, but that’s the least of his worries as he ran two wrong routes in critical situations against the Lions, so he is now on the hot seat in Green Bay. In the future, Allen Lazard, Samori Toure, Christian Watson, and Amari Rodgers will be the healthy wideouts.

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Packers Linebacker Rashan Gary

Rashan Gary has been on a career run to start this season as the sack leader for the Packers. Unfortunately, Gary was the third Packers player to be carted off in the ugly match at Ford Field. The turf in Detroit was not nice to the Packers team; several injuries popped up during and after the game. After the game was over, Rashan was seen on crutches. On Monday morning, when the news that everyone didn’t want to hear appeared, Gary tore his ACL. Gary’s 2022 season is over, and this will be a massive hit to the defense of the Packers.

Rashan will undergo further tests to determine his timetable, but he will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve. Typical ACL tears require at least ten months of recovery, so he is in danger of missing the start of the 2023 NFL season. Gary finished 2022 with 32 tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble.

Other Packers Injuries

Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell is still dealing with a knee injury that held him out against the Lions. Wide receiver Christian Watson and cornerback Eric Stokes also left the game against Detroit. Watson came back from a concussion, and now he has a chest injury that may keep him off the field; we’ll find out later this week. Eric Stokes was carted off the field with a foot injury, and his current status is up in the air. In the meantime, Samori Toure will get more snaps as he will replace Watson, and Keisean Nixon will fill in for Stokes. After five straight losses, these injuries are having a negative effect on the season.


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