Packers lose WR Doubs, CB Stokes to injuries

Packers lose WR Doubs, CB Stokes to injuries


Rodgers visibly frustrated after last pass finds no one (0: 33)

Aaron Rodgers’ final pass is incomplete, sealing a 15-9 win for the Lions. (0: 33)

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    Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer


    • Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013
    • Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association

DETROIT — By the time the Green Bay Packers left Ford Field after Sunday’s 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions, they had to be about out of walking boots and crutches.

Here was the tally:

Receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) was on crutches and had his right foot in a boot.

Running back Aaron Jones (ankle) had his left foot in a boot.

Cornerback Eric Stokes (ankle, knee) was on crutches and had his right foot in a boot.

Outside linebacker Rashan Gary (knee) was on crutches.

None of them finished the game. Nor did receiver Christian Watson or inside linebacker Krys Barnes, both of whom were being evaluated for a concussion.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari‘s balky knee flared up after the first half, and he played only on the final series of the second half. Right guard Jon Runyan (knee) and tight end Robert Tonyan (cramps) also missed parts of the game but returned.

Zach Tom replaced Runyan and then moved to left tackle when Runyan returned and Bakhtiari was unable to start the second half. Bakhtiari rode his exercise bike for most of the second half, until he returned to the track for the final drive.

“Obviously, we know from past experiences with Dave’s situation, that it’s pretty fluid,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “He wanted to get back in there at end of game. “

Doubs was injured on the Packers’ first play from scrimmage, during which he caught an 18-yard pass. It was the second consecutive week that the Packers had lost a receiver during their first drive. Watson suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and then left again Sunday with a head injury.

The only specific postgame update came from Jones, who said X-rays were negative.

“A little sore,” Jones said after the game. “I was fine. They sent me for Xrays. Although the X-rays were good, they decided to keep me out. It was frustrating because it felt like I could have gone, but they were being intelligent. They are definitely people I respect. After I stopped moving and sat still for a while it became very sore. They are respected. “

The Packers lost their fifth straight game en route to a 3-6 record.

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