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Packers RB Aaron Jones to miss 3-6 weeks with MCL injury, per report

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The Packers' lead running back could miss a month or more but should return before the end of the regular season.

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After leaving Week 10 early with a knee injury, rookie running back Aaron Jones received some good news. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers' rookie running back will miss only 3-6 weeks with an MCL injury.

The Packers lost their top two running backs -- former starter Ty Montgomery left after hurting his ribs -- to injury during Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears, leaving Jamaal Williams as the only healthy true tailback available for most of the game. The team declared Jones out for the remainder of the day soon after he twisted his knee, suggesting a more serious injury than the one he reportedly suffered. While Jones will miss at least the next few weeks, the recovery timetable suggests he should return before the end of the regular season.

Until Jones and Montgomery return, the Packers will turn to Williams and fellow rookie Devante Mays to lead the backfield rotation. Third-year fullback Aaron Ripkowski could also receive some carries as he did against the Bears on Sunday.