Packers WR Romeo Doubs set to return vs. Rams | Week 15 Injury Report

Packers T David Bakhtiari, Rams DT Aaron Donald both ruled out for Monday night

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WR Romeo Doubs

GREEN BAY – The Packers did not issue a game status for receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle), who is expected to return Monday night vs. the Los Angeles Rams after a four-game absence.

Green Bay ruled out tackle David Bakhtiari (illness/abdomen), while the Rams confirmed All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald (ankle) will miss his fourth consecutive game after not practicing this week.

Doubs, who was a full participant in practice this week, hasn't played since injuring his ankle on the first play against the Detroit Lions on Nov. 6. The fourth-round pick was close to returning in Chicago, but Doubs and the team agreed it would be in the rookie receiver's best interest to use the bye week to get fully healthy.

It's the first time since Week 2 the Packers have had their top five receivers (Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson, Sammy Watkins, and Doubs) all available.

"I thought it was a great decision to sit out for the Bears game because I knew I had an advantage of being able to use the bye week to get my ankle back going again," said Doubs on Monday.

Head Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Saturday morning Bakhtiari wouldn't play after the five-time All-Pro left tackle recently had an emergency appendectomy. Rookie Zach Tom likely will start in Bakhtiari's play against the Rams.

"It is unfortunate, but at the same time, I'm glad we caught it in time," LaFleur said. "It's just something he's going to have to work through and that we all have to deal with."

In addition to Doubs, the Packers didn't issue a game status for the following players who are all expected to be available: quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right thumb/ribs), running back Aaron Jones (ankle), linebackers Krys Barnes (hand) and Kingsley Enagbare (knee), safeties Rudy Ford (wrist) and Darnell Savage (foot), guard/tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee), and tight end Marcedes Lewis (veteran rest).

Donald hasn't played since injuring his ankle in a 26-10 loss to Kansas City on Nov. 27. The three-time NFL defensive player of the year has 49 tackles and five sacks in 11 games this season.

"I think everybody always really looks forward to that," said guard Jon Runyan of matching up with Donald. "I know I was really excited about playing him last year. I really respect him. He's a phenomenal player. I can't say I'm going to miss him when he's not out there. It's just one of those things. I hope he gets better and healthy."

In addition to Donald, the Rams ruled out defensive tackle Marquise Copeland (ankle), linebacker Travin Howard (hip), defensive back David Long (groin), and quarterback John Wolford (neck). Center Brian Allen (knee) is questionable.

Los Angeles didn't issue a game status for linebackers Ernest Jones (wrist) and Leonard Floyd (illness), offensive tackle Ty Nsehke (hip), and defensive back Robert Rochell (wrist), who are all expected to be available. Floyd (did not participate) and Nsehke (limited) were added to the injury report Friday.

Green Bay Packers

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Player, Pos.INJURYTHURSFRISATSTATUS
David Bakhtiari, TKnee / AbdomenDNPDNPDNPOut
Krys Barnes, LBHandFPFPFP--
Romeo Doubs, WRAnkleFPFPFP--
Kingsley Enagbare, LBKneeFPFPFP--
Rudy Ford, SWristFPFPFP--
Elgton Jenkins, G/TKneeDNPLPLP--
Aaron Jones, RBAnkleLPLPLP--
Marcedes Lewis, TENIR - Vet Rest(Not Listed)DNPFP--
Aaron Rodgers, QBRight Thumb / RibFPFPFP--
Darnell Savage, SFootFPFPFP--

Los Angeles Rams

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Player, Pos.INJURYTHURSFRISATSTATUS
Brian Allen, OCKneeDNPLPLPQuestionable
Marquise Copeland, DTAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Aaron Donald, DTAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Leonard Floyd, LBIllness(Not Listed)(Not Listed)DNP--
Travin Howard, LBHipDNPDNPDNPOut
Ernest Jones, LBWristLPLPFP--
David Long Jr., DBGroinDNPDNPDNPOut
Ty Nsehke, OTHip(Not Listed)(Not Listed)LP--
Robert Rochell, DBWristLPLPFP--
John Wolford, QBNeckDNPDNPDNPOut
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