Sammy Watkins Injury Update: When Will WR Be Back And Return To Packers?

Written By Matt Burke on October 21, 2022
Sammy Watkins When Will Be Back Return Injury Update

Packers WR Sammy Watkins enjoyed a productive first two weeks of the season before he went down with a hamstring injury. The Clemson product had 111 total yards receiving on 6 catches through two games. Green Bay fans and fantasy football owners may now be wondering when will Sammy Watkins return and be back on the playing field for the Packers? Below we will dish out a timeline for his potential return.

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When will Sammy Watkins return and be back for the Packers?

Update: Watkins was at Packers practice this week and is “preparing to play Sunday.”

Many fantasy football owners are currently wondering when will Sammy Watkins return and be back on the field for the Packers. Watkins is owned in 8% of Yahoo fantasy leagues but that number is sure to increase once the WR returns to practice in the coming days. 

“Sammy Watkins is no stranger to injuries, but the Packers have been quiet about his hamstring strain. I’m told it’s a Grade II, but that Watkins lengthy injury history and the point in the season is contributing to the IR call,” TheLines injury expert Will Carroll said. “He’s expected back in Week 7, but as Watkins’ progress is an unknown right now, one has to factor in the chance that his progress is on the long end or that he’s had some sort of setback. Watkins will add to the WR depth for Aaron Rodgers, but his durability is his biggest weakness.”

Here is a timeline for a potential Watkins return.

  • Week 7 Sunday October 23: Packers at Commanders
  • Week 8 Sunday, October 30: Packers at Bills
  • Week 9 Sunday, November 6: Packers at Lions
  • Week 10 Sunday, November 13: Cowboys at Packers

Once Watkins returns to Packers practice, the team will have 21 days to put him on the active 53-man roster.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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