Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Packers RB Jones (MCL) to miss at least 3 weeks

Packers RB Jones (MCL) to miss at least 3 weeks

The Green Bay Packers could be without rookie running back Aaron Jones for a month or more.

Jones was injured early in the Packers' game Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field. Jones is set to miss 3-6 weeks with a MCL sprain. Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery is "still going through tests". Considering how quickly the team ruled him out for the game's remainder, it was easy to assume that Jones had suffered a potentially devastating injury. Among the rushes were three Wildcat plays with receiver Randall Cobb taking the direct snap and rushing for minus-1, 6 and 3 yards on those plays. Williams, a fourth-round pick, finished Sunday's game after Jones and Montgomery dropped out and rushed for a season-high 67 yards on 20 carries.

The 22-year-old Georgia native missed most of the 2015 season with the Miners because of an ankle injury.

Depending on the severity of Montgomery's injury, the Packers may need to make a roster move at running back. With Aaron Jones (MCL) out indefinitely, the Packers' backfield would be down to rookies Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays should Montgomery be unable to play in Week 11 against Baltimore. Green Bay does not have a running back on the practice squad now.

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