Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a knee injury. Jones suffered the injury near the end of the second quarter, and was holding his knee before leaving the field. He was evaluated in the blue medical tent on the sideline and was eventually carted to the locker room. The Packers confirmed that Jones sustained a knee injury and he was initially considered questionable to return, but the team eventually ruled him out. The team also ruled out backup running back Emanuel Wilson, who got hurt shortly after Jones left the game. Despite the concerning scene after Jones’ injury, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said he doesn’t expect Jones’ injury to keep him out long term. This is reassuring news for fans and the team, as Jones is a key player for the Packers.
In addition to the injury update, it’s important to note that Jones signed a four-year, $48 million deal to remain with the team in 2021 and restructured that contract before the start of the 2023 NFL season to stay with the Packers. This demonstrates the team’s commitment to Jones and his importance to the roster. Jones had a strong start to the season, rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown and hauling in two passes for 86 yards and another score in a Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears. However, he sustained a hamstring injury during that game, which caused him to miss the next two games. He returned from that injury in Week 7 and played in the Packers’ last four games prior to Sunday’s injury. Despite the setback, the Packers managed to defeat the Chargers 23-20 in Week 11, showing resilience in the face of adversity.
Overall, the injury to Aaron Jones is a concerning development for the Packers, but the reassurance from head coach Matt LaFleur and the team’s ability to secure a win in his absence provides some comfort. Jones’ presence on the field has been instrumental to the Packers’ success, and fans will be eagerly awaiting updates on his condition and expected return.