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Packers Get More Bad News on Aaron Jones Calf Injury

Jason Schandl
Aaron Jones' injury update is bad news for the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Jones' injury update is bad news for the Green Bay Packers. / Logan Riely/Getty Images
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The Green Bay Packers got some bad news in Week 7, when running back Aaron Jones was forced to miss a matchup with the Houston Texans due to a calf injury.

Well the Packers are back at practice in Week 8, and it looks like they're not done getting bad news on Jones. He's progressing, but it sounds like he may spend another week on the sidelines as the Pack take on their NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings.

This is a concern, because a week ago the team's updates made it sound like Jones was very close to a return. His absence in Week 7 felt more precautionary than serious. But if Jones misses a second consecutive week, fans have to start wondering if this injury is more severe than the team is letting on.

Jones has been great this year, averaging 15.0 carries for 77.8 rushing yards per game, adding 3.6 receptions for 32.2 receiving yards per game while scoring 7 total TDs through five appearances.

Jamaal Williams will take over RB1 duties if Jones sits out again, which is a nice silver lining. Williams impressed with 77 yards and 1 touchdown on 19 carries (plus 37 yards on 4 receptions) in Week 7.

Even with Jones' status up in the air, FanDuel Sportsbook has the Packers as 6.5-point home favorites on Sunday.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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