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Aaron Jones Injury: Packers RB hurts knee against Bears, out for game

The Packers will have to lean on Jamaal Williams the rest of the way on Sunday.

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The Green Bay Packers’ dynamic starting running back has left the game against the Chicago Bears and is officially questionable to return. Aaron Jones is on the sidelines after apparently suffering a knee injury in the first quarter.

Jones was injured on a carry up the middle, as he signaled to the sideline immediately and limped off the field. He was evaluated in the medical tent and was visibly upset afterwards. To that point, Jones had four carries for just eight yards on the game.

On the next three plays immediately following Jones pulling out of the game, the Packers got the ball to his backup, Jamaal Williams. First, Aaron Rodgers hit him on a dump-off pass for 13 yards off play-action, then the team set up a screen for him for a 21-yard gain. He took a handoff up the middle for a yard on the third play. However, the promising drive stalled when Aaron Rodgers was sacked on third-and-ten.

Jones entered Sunday’s game 280 yards short of 1,000 for the season. He was also riding a lengthy touchdown streak, finding the end zone on the ground in each of the past five games. He had injuries to both knees during the 2017 season, though he has stayed healthy throughout 2018 to this point.

UPDATE: Coming out of halftime, the Packers officially ruled Jones out for the remainder of today’s game.