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Aaron Jones (MCL) expected to miss 3-6 weeks for Packers

Aaron Jones (MCL) expected to miss 3-6 weeks for Packers Aaron Jones (MCL) expected to miss 3-6 weeks for Packers
Nellie Chapman | 14 November, 2017, 03:40

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

The Packers had a season-high 37 rushing attempts against the Bears in Brett Hundley's first win since he took over at quarterback for Aaron Rodgers, who broke his right collarbone on October 15. Jones is set to miss 3-6 weeks with a MCL sprain. Considering how quickly the team ruled him out for the game's remainder, it was easy to assume that Jones had suffered a potentially devastating injury.

Two other rookies, Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays, are the only healthy running back on the Packers' roster. He'll be expected to be the lead back if Montgomery can't go on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Montgomery may feel some pressure to avoid another absence, given that Jones is expected to miss multiple games.

The rookie out of UTEP was the Packers leading rusher this season, with 370 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 70 carries.

Jones totaled 12 yards in Week 10. He remained the Packers' featured back even after Montgomery returned from injury, relegating the converted wide receiver to snaps on a situational basis.

The Packers also could be without Montgomery, who reinjured his ribs on Sunday against the Bears.