Aaron Jones MCL Injury is Best Case Scenario for Packers
I'll be the first to admit that things did not look good for Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of their game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was grabbing his right knee after a run and stayed down while team trainers attended to him.
When CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson reported that #33 had tears in his eyes after leaving the medical tent and going over to talk to family members, every Showtyme fan started to fear the worst. As Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Silverstein pointed out, the former UTEP star has a history of MLC injuries.
However, the Packers revealed yesterday that the MLC injury to Jones is only a mild sprain and he will miss just the next 1-2 weeks.
The good news for Green Bay is that second year running back A.J. Dillon had no trouble picking up the slack for the Packers ground game in the fourth quarter. He had a pair of touchdown runs and then came over to the sidelines to embrace the injured Jones.
The Packers are currently the #1 overall seed in the NFC with a record of 8-2. They play in Minnesota Sunday morning and then host the Los Angeles Rams before their bye week. It makes sense that Jones gets a full three weeks of rest and recovery time before Green Bay hosts the Bears on December 12th. With Aaron Rodgers back at quarterback and Dillon pounding his way through opposing defenses, the Packers should not struggle offensively without their franchise running back. A healthy Aaron Jones will mean everything for a team that is looking to return to the Super Bowl for the first time in more than a decade.