Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson made an announcement Monday on his plans this offseason regarding his health. Watson was limited to playing ten regular season games for the Packers this season due to two hamstring injuries.
Christian Watson has had a few hamstring injuries in two seasons
Watson battled through his latest hamstring injury to play in the Packers postseason games against the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. However, the injury appeared to be why Watson received few targets in the playoffs. Watson caught two passes for 20 yards on three total targets in the postseason.
Watson’s hamstring injury history stems beyond this season. He missed four games during his rookie season in 2022 due to a hamstring injury. Watson’s pattern with hamstring injuries is becoming a significant problem for the 2022 second-round pick.
The Green Bay Packers want to do some tests on Watson
According to Ryan Wood with USA Today, Watson plans to use the offseason to find out why he has so many hamstring injuries. Watson will undergo tests so he can hopefully be healthier in 2024.
Watson doesn’t believe the injuries are his fault, but he’s taking ownership of his body moving forward.
“I’m not going to say it’s my fault, but it’s my body, so I need to take accountability for it,” Watson said.
Christian Watson still needs to consult #Packers medical staff, but he’s planning to undergo offseason tests to understand why he’s had so many hamstring injuries. Keen on fixing it: “I’m not going to say it’s my fault, but it’s my body, so I need to take accountability for it.”
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 22, 2024
Watson needs to be on the field more in 2024
Watson is too talented of a player to be on the sidelines. In a close game with the 49ers on Saturday night, Watson’s speed could have been the difference. Unfortunately, his injury hurt the Packers’ chances to move on to the NFC Championship.
Hopefully, the Packers and Watson can find out why his hamstrings are failing him this offseason. Injuries are a part of the game, but it’s possible this issue could be correctable for the star receiver.
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