Fantasy Alert: Packers Aaron Jones Out vs Lions with Knee Injury; AJ Dillon Active
Green Bay Packers rule out Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon to step up as lead running back for Thanksgiving game.
The Green Bay Packers are facing some challenges ahead of their Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. Running back Aaron Jones has been ruled out due to a knee injury, leaving the team without one of their key players. However, AJ Dillon is still in the lineup, providing some relief for the Packers.
Jones suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to be out for an indefinite period, according to reports from ESPN and NFL Network. Despite the setback, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur expressed relief that the injury is not long-term and that Jones is not expected to be placed on injured reserve.
This isn't the first time Jones has dealt with injury this season, as he previously missed three games due to a hamstring injury. In the seven games he has played, Jones has managed to rush for 245 yards and two touchdowns, along with catching 19 passes for 169 yards and one score.
With Jones out, Dillon will be taking on a more prominent role as the team's lead running back. However, Dillon has also been dealing with a groin injury, so his availability for the game is still uncertain. If Dillon is unable to play, the Packers will have to rely on Patrick Taylor and James Robinson to step up in the backfield.
Despite these challenges, the Packers are determined to push forward and make the best of the situation. With a 4-6 record, they are still in the running in the NFC North and are looking to secure a win on Thanksgiving. The team is prepared to face the Lions and give it their all, even without some key players in the lineup.