The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a competitive game against the Detroit Lions, however they may have to play down a receiver. Rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs appeared to have a lower body injury after being tackled. The Packers had two limited participants in practice this week and the receiver situation for the remainder of the game is unclear.
Packers Need Offensive Help Against Lions
Romeo Doubs visited the medical staff and exited the field. He has been ruled as questionable to return with an ankle injury. So far, the severity and type of ankle injury is unclear. The Packers lost Randall Cobb to the injured reserve on October 22nd and Allen Lazard as well as Christian Watson both played a limited amount in practice this week with injuries.
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The offense has been struggling against the Detroit Lions so far. Rodgers will need to lean on his tight ends and running-backs the rest of the way with Doubs possibly out for the remainder of the game. The run game might prove to be vital the rest of the way.
The Injury Plagued NFL?
The Packers are suffering greatly from the injury bug this week. De’Vondre Campbell, Shermar Jean-Charles, and Jonathan Ford are all out this week for the Packers. Green Bay has had to add three players to injured reserve over the last two weeks.
Jake Hanson, Randall Cobb, and Tipa Galeai were all sent to injured reserve. This trend has not only been against the Packers, however, as the entire NFL has been struggling with injuries this year. Nearly every team has multiple players on injured reserve and there has been an uptick in injuries overall, which JC Tretter has pointed out in his article detailing how natural grass has caused many non-contact injuries.
Hopefully, Doubs is able to make a full recovery and hit the field again this game. The severity at this time doesn’t seem to be too serious.