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Breaking down Packers’ final injury report for Week 1 vs. Bears

The Green Bay Packers ruled out wide receiver Christian Watson and listed wide receiver Romeo Doubs as questionable for Sunday’s season-opening game against the Chicago Bears.

How will the injury situation affect Sunday’s showdown?

Here’s an in-depth break down of the Packers’ final injury report of Week 1:

Questionable (1)

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Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

WR Romeo Doubs (hamstring): After missing practice on Wednesday, Doubs returned on Thursday and Friday as a limited participant. He’s now two weeks clear of the original injury, which was suffered before the Packers’ preseason finale. Barring a setback, Doubs should play. The only question: Will he be limited in any way? The Packers need his experience and playmaking ability during Jordan Love’s first start.

Out (1)

No injury designation

Oct 30, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Green Bay Packers offensive tackle <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/26732" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:David Bakhtiari;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">David Bakhtiari</a> (69) looks to block against the <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/buffalo/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Buffalo Bills;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Buffalo Bills</a> during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

LT David Bakhtiari (vet rest/knee): Despite not practicing all week, Bakhtiari is expected to start at left tackle. Matt LaFleur said Bakhtiari feels good physically entering Sunday.

OLB Rashan Gary (knee): No injury designation means Gary will play in his first game since tearing his ACL last November. The Packers are expecting him to be on a pitch count to start the season.

S Anthony Johnson Jr (knee): The rookie practiced full on Thursday and Friday. Will he be active for his first NFL game in Week 1? The Packers may need him on special teams.

WR Dontayvion Wicks (hamstring): With Watson and Doubs dealing with injuries, Wicks — a fifth-round pick — could play important snaps in his NFL debut.

Bears injury report

Aug 26, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus looks on from the sideline during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 26, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus looks on from the sideline during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Backup linebacker Dylan Cole is questionable with a hamstring injury. The Bears did not give designations to safety Jaquan Brisker, safety Eddie Jackson, tight end Marcedes Lewis, defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker and offensive lineman Nate Davis, meaning all five are expected to play Sunday.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire