Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones has been sidelined with an MLC sprain since Week 10, leaving his Week 12 status up in the air. Now, it's looking like the decision to let him play against the Los Angeles Rams could come down to the wire.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters Thursday that Jones will be a game-time decision for Week 12. Green Bay and Los Angeles don't play until 4:25 p.m. EST, which gives the team a few extra hours to make a decision.
Aaron Jones Injury Update
LaFleur added that Jones had a successful walkthrough at Wednesday's practice, which is pretty encouraging.
"[Jones] did a nice job out at practice, and we’ll see how he progresses through the week and see where he’s at on Sunday."- Matt LaFleur
Jones has been quiet this year compared to past years, averaging a career-low 4.4 yards per carry through his first 10 games in 2021. On the other hand, he's been more productive as a pass-catcher, catching 37-of-47 targets for 298 yards and 4 touchdowns.
If Jones sits on Sunday, A.J. Dillon will be called upon to be Green Bay's No. 1 RB once again. He's played well so far in his sophomore season, recording 130 total touches for 714 yards from scrimmage and a trio of TDs.
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Green Bay is the slight 1-point underdog against Los Angeles. Considering how the Packers are battling the Rams for NFC supremacy, it's far from an ideal time to be at less than 100%.
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