Packers WR Romeo Doubs leaves field on cart with ankle injury

The Green Bay Packers lost wide receiver Romeo Doubs to an ankle injury on Sunday, leaving an already struggling receiving corps short-handed.

Doubs injured his ankle on Green Bay's first play from scrimmage against the Detroit Lions. He caught a 25-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers and had his ankled rolled on a tackle. He needed help from athletic trainers to get off the field and into the sideline medical tent. After a brief visit to the tent, he left the field on a cart to Green Bay's locker room.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Romeo Doubs injured his ankle on Green Bay's first play from scrimmage on Sunday. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

The Packers ruled him out with an ankle injury. Making matters worse, Green Bay lost receiver Christian Watson to an apparent concussion later in the game.

The Packers eventually lost their fifth straight game, this one a 15-9 defeat in Detroit.

Green Bay drafted Doubs in the fourth round of April's draft. He has emerged as one of Aaron Rodgers' top targets in a passing attack that has struggled after the offseason departure of Davante Adams. Green Bay entered Sunday ranked 22nd in the NFL with 217.4 passing yards per game. Reigning two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers ranks 21st among quarterbacks in passing yards per game.

Doubs entered Sunday second on the team with 296 yards and three touchdowns on 30 catches. Allen Lazard led the team with 340 yards through Green Bay's first eight games. The Packers are already down Randall Cobb, who's on injured reserve with an ankle injury.