Packers RB Jones to miss several weeks with knee injury

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jones will be out 3-6 weeks with an MCL injury.

Schefter tweeted Monday that the running back would likely miss three-to-six weeks, meaning it's not a season-ender. To make matters even worse for the team, their second best running back, Ty Montgomery, also left the game this week due to a rib injury. Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery is "still going through tests". The good news, however, is that Aaron Jones' knee injury is less serious than many initially feared. Jones rushed for 125 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on October 8, and outdid himself two weeks later in a loss to the New Orleans Saints by gaining 131 yards on the ground via 17 carries. Starting tight end Martellus Bennett then had a mystery injury issue that led the Packers to cut him.

Packers rookie third-string running back Jamaal Williams took over from there with 67 yards on 20 carries. Mays, a seventh-round pick, was inactive against the Bears and has not had a carry yet this season.

Jones was injured early in the Packers' game Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Jones had three carries for 12 yards before leaving the action.

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