Packers' Christian Watson Says He'll Be 'All Right' After Hip Injury vs. Dolphins

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVDecember 25, 2022

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 25: Christian Watson #9 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers were without star rookie wide receiver Christian Watson for the conclusion of Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins.

Green Bay announced in the third quarter that Watson was ruled out with a hip injury. But that didn't stop Aaron Rodgers and Co. from marching down the field on the opening possession of the second half to tie the game after a slow start and eventually winning the game.

"I'll be all right," Watson said after the victory, per Ryan Wood of USA Today.

Watson had six catches for 49 yards.

The North Dakota State product has been a revelation for the Packers and entered the contest with 447 receiving yards, 68 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Every touchdown but one came in the previous five games, as he has found his footing with more experience at the NFL level.

That Watson seems to be well on his way to working out as a second-round pick is an understatement.

Yet Green Bay will need to rely on the strong rushing duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon as well as secondary playmakers in the passing game such as Allen Lazard, Marcedes Lewis and Romeo Doubs if Watson is sidelined.

The Packers are now 7-8 and could make the playoffs if they win out.