The Green Bay Packers find themselves firmly in the mix for the playoffs in the NFC after a slow-ish start and some struggles in the first half of the season. A win against the Kansas City Chiefs has given the Packers and the fan base a ton of confidence going into a stretch run which includes matchups against -- let's just call it what it is -- some of the worst teams in the entire NFL. And it's possible the Packers could gain an even bigger advantage as the playoffs draw near.
There are some players who are currently on the injured list that could ultimately return to help the Packers make some serious noise for the playoffs this season.
Timelines are all different and the likelihood of everyone returning varies on a case-by-case basis. Injuries in the NFL are obviously unpredictable. But there is a chance that this talented and hungry Green Bay team could get even better for the stretch run. Which players could be coming back from injuries to help this team make some serious noise in the playoff race?
1. Christian Watson, WR
Let's take a look at some low-hanging fruit first and foremost, because Christian Watson just went down with a hamstring injury against Kansas City, and was ticked off about it as he made his way to the sideline.
It's hard to blame him, as Watson has been limited a bit this season due to injuries as it is, and hamstrings can be really tricky when your position requires you to accelerate explosively, out-leap defenders, and play fast at all times.
Even with some injuries and inconsistency issues, Christian Watson still has about a touchdown every other NFL game he's played in. He has 14 total scores (12 receiving, 2 rushing) in 23 career games and even with a case of the drops earlier this year, he's managed to come on strong lately. He might miss some time with his latest injury, but he will hopefully be back and ready for a big-time run late in the season.