Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a knee injury and has been ruled out. Here’s what you need to know:
- Jones was tackled awkwardly at the end of a 2-yard run in the second quarter and remained on the ground.
- He limped off the and was carted to the locker room with a towel over his head.
- Jones had 14 yards rushing and one catch for 3 yards when he left the game.
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Tough loss for Packers
Jones is the Packers’ most important player on offense, dynamic in both the running and passing game when fully healthy.
He suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1 against the Bears after amassing 127 total yards and two touchdowns on 11 touches in the first two and a half quarters. And as recently as a Week 9 win over the Los Angeles Rams, Jones’ hamstring was still not 100 percent despite him touching the ball 24 times in a 20-3 victory.
He was carted off late in the first half against the Chargers on Sunday with a knee injury, and draped a towel over his head while raising his hand to fans on his way out. Jones was visibly in pain while being helped off the field by head trainer Bryan Engel and team doctor Pat McKenzie before entering the sideline medical tent.
To make matters worse, third-string running back Emanuel Wilson was carted off minutes after Jones because of a shoulder injury suffered on a 9-yard run. That leaves the Packers with AJ Dillon as their only healthy running back. — Matt Schneidman, Packers staff writer
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