World News – US – Packers RB Jones injures calf, uncertain vs Texans


GREEN BAY, Wis – The Packers could get their first glimpse of what life would be like without Aaron Jones

The running back, who is in his last year of his contract and heading for a big payday in Green Bay or elsewhere, was a late addition to Friday’s injury report and is questionable for the Sunday game at the Houston Texans due to a calf injury

Jones said he felt his calf tighten in training on Thursday He didn’t get any fieldwork on Friday

He was among five players considered dubious on a long injury report that also included three other dubious starters – left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest), cornerback Kevin King (quad) and safety Darnell Savage (quad) Two others, kick returner / running back Tyler Ervin (wrist) and defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster (shoulder), were ruled out

« I just felt my calf tighten during training [Thursday], I really didn’t pay much attention to it, then afterwards and throughout the day is when I started to feel it, « Jones said on Friday » And then came this morning and we took a look I feel confident that I can play, but I know our coaches and doctors have them in mind. best interests of players I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I can get out on the pitch, but it’s up to the team’s doctors « 

Given the Packers ‘caution with soft tissue injuries, this could be a bad sign for Jones’ availability on Sunday Earlier this season, the Packers offered wide receiver Davante Adams an extra week due to a hamstring injury even after Adams proclaimed himself ready to return

Jones, who tied for the NFL lead with 19 touchdowns last season, is again tied for the league lead with seven touchdowns He has scored at least once in every Packers game until now this year and would need to play on Sunday to try to become the first player in Packers history to score a touchdown in each of the team’s first six games of the season

Additionally, the Texans have the worst running defense in the NFL, allowing 1,775 rushing yards per game

Without Jones, the Packers would rely heavily on Jamaal Williams, but also increase the clichés for rookie AJ ​​Dillon, Boston College second-round pick

« I think a guy like Aaron’s caliber, you’ll never want to take him off the field if he’s able to go, » said Packers coach Matt LaFleur « Certainly you don’t want to put him in danger of further injury either, so it’s a balancing act. Obviously we have a lot of confidence not only in AJ but also in Jamaal to be able to do the job. , if a guy can’t go, all it is is an opportunity for someone else to step in and carry the workload Just because we’re missing anyone, standards and expectations, they never change Guys have to be ready for this role « 

LaFleur hasn’t said how the Packers will replace Bakhtiari, their All-Pro left tackle Rick Wagner wrapped up last week’s loss to Tampa Bay after Bakhtiari left in the third quarter, but it’s possible the Packers rearrange their line Already this season left guard Elgton Jenkins has played the right tackle He is considered one of their best and most flexible linemen so there is a possibility on the left tackle The same goes for Billy Turner who could change sides

Other people deemed questionable for Sunday are: center Corey Linsley (full back), tight end Robert Tonyan (ankle), outside linebacker Preston Smith (shoulder) and defensive tackle Montravius ​​Adams (foot) On these four, all but Adams practiced to some extent on Friday, with Linsley as the only full participant

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World News – USA – RB Jones Packers injure calf, iffy vs Texans



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