Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday's 23-20 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers with a knee injury. Jones suffered the injury near the end of the second quarter, and was holding his knee before leaving the field.
Jones was evaluated in the blue medical tent on the sideline and was carted the locker room. He held a hand up for fans as he left the field.
Aaron Jones is getting carted to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/DSgoX16kbz
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The Packers confirmed Jones sustained a knee injury. He was initially considered questionable to return, but the Packers eventually ruled him out.
The team also ruled out backup running back Emanuel Wilson, who got hurt shortly after Jones left the game.
The scene after Jones' injury looked bad, but Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said he doesn't expect Jones' injury to keep him out long term. Jones reportedly has a sprained MCL and is considered week-to-week, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Jones opened the season strong, rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown and hauling in two passes for 86 yards and another score in a Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears. He sustained a hamstring injury during that game, and missed the next two games. Jones played in Week 4, but aggravated the injury and missed Week 5.
He returned from that injury in Week 7 and played in the Packers' past four games prior to Sunday's injury.