Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson once again missed practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. He has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and has missed five overall games this season with a hamstring injury. Watson on the year has only caught 28 passes for 422 yards receiving and five touchdowns. He is averaging 15.1 yards per catch.
Christian Watson has also been targeted 53 times by quarterback Jordan Love. Watson has had a very difficult second year in the NFL. There is a ton of young talent in the wide receiver room and that has put Christian behind the eight ball a little bit this season.
With Watson out on Wednesday, it appears as if doesn’t look good early for him to play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers (2-12) on the road. This would be a perfect game for him to get back on track, but hamstring injuries have been tricky and it has been for him all season.
All of the other wide receivers on the roster have been relatively healthy this season and the other wide receiver to miss practice on Wednesday was Jayden Reed. Reed was also on the injury report last week and played, but Watson is the bigger concern here for the Green Bay Packers.
Dontayvion Wicks Has Taken Over Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Christian Watson Role’s At This Point
It’s probably possible at this point that Watson will miss practice on Thursday with the hamstring injury. That would mean that he would not be on track to face the Carolina Panthers. Dontayvion Wicks over the last two weeks has taken over his role.
Wicks caught five passes for 97 yards receiving last week. He averaged 19.4 yards per catch in that game and was also targeted six times by quarterback Jordan Love. Dontayvion Wicks has stepped up this season when Christian Watson has been out due to injury.
At this point, Wicks needs to see the field more than Watson. Whenever he returns, Christian Watson should not be handed his spot back. He needs to earn his spot back. Dontayvion Wicks has earned his role to be a top-three receiver on the roster for the rest of the season along with Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs. There will be major discussions this offseason about Watson’s future on the roster if he can’t play at all for the rest of the season because of hamstring issues.