Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers. (Journal Sentinel)
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Green Bay Packers fans should be ecstatic over the positive news surrounding the MRI done on running back Aaron Jones’ knee.
It sounds like the Green Bay Packers will not be without running back Aaron Jones for very long.
Jones exited Sunday afternoon’s home game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury. He was very emotional on the sidelines after sustaining the injury. Though the Packers beat Seattle effortlessly in their shutout bid, Green Bay fans wondered how long their starting running back would be out. The good news is his injury was the best-case scenario and his season is not over.
Here is the latest regarding the health of Jones’ injured knee.
MRI revealed that Packers’ RB Aaron Jones has “a mild” MCL sprain and he is expected to be out 1-2 weeks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2021
Aaron Jones injury update: Packers RB has MCL sprain, out 1-2 weeks
Jones is expected to miss Week 11’s game at the Minnesota Vikings, and likely the Week 12 home game vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Thankfully, the Packers have a late bye week this season. They will have their bye in Week 13, meaning Jones will be getting an extra week to get healthier ahead of the Packers’ Week 14 home game vs. the Chicago Bears. He has plenty of time to recover now.
With the Packers at 8-2 on the season, they are in great shape to earn home-field advantage in the NFC. If they split with the Vikings and Rams over the next two weeks, Green Bay can enter its bye week with the NFC North pretty much locked up. From there, they can amass upwards of 12 or 13 wins on the season. If they can go 14-3, that might be enough to earn the No. 1 overall seed.
Instead of losing Jones for the season, the Packers will only be without their running back for upwards of two games.