The Green Bay Packers have now ruled out running backs Aaron Jones (knee) and Emanuel Wilson (shoulder) after they were each carted to the locker room against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. Previously, the team had given them a “questionable” status.
Jones, the team’s top running back, had his leg bent while carrying the football in the first half. The worry is that he injured one of the lateral tendons in his knee or a meniscus. He was in visible pain following the injury and held a towel over his head when he took the trip to the locker room.
Wilson, the number three back on the team, was also injured in the first half on a carry that took him up the right sideline. According to Dr. Jessica Flynn, a self-described sports medicine doctor, the belief is that Wilson dislocated his shoulder — based on the actions that the Packers’ medical staff took on the sideline.
As of now, Green Bay will finish out the remainder of their Week 11 game with just one running back available: AJ Dillon. The team rosters another running back on their practice squad, Ellis Merriweather — who was brought in back in Week 9. Another name worth remembering is Patrick Taylor, who spent three and a half seasons with the Packers before the team released him in October. Since then, Taylor has signed with the New England Patriots’ practice squad, where he remains.
Jones recorded three carries for 46 yards and one touchdown, along with one reception for three yards, before his day was done. Wilson took three carries for 12 yards and also had a reception for nine yards against the Chargers.