May 30, 2024

Packers-Giants Thursday Injury Report: Aaron Jones Returns

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin: Running back Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers, who was worried a few weeks ago that he had suffered a season-ending knee injury, made his way back to practice on Thursday as the team started getting ready on the field for their game against the New York Giants on Monday night.

Following a sprained MCL against the Chargers, Jones missed the last two games, crucial wins over the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. He hasn’t practiced since his injury. He took full advantage of individual reps, including pass protection, footwork drills, and handoffs, while reporters were there.

When questioned about Jones’ workload, coach Matt LaFleur simply stated, “He was limited.”

Jones’s hamstring and knee injuries have limited him to 245 rushing yards and 169 receiving yards in seven games this season, after he had exceeded 1,050 rushing yards in three of the previous four seasons and 1,150 scrimmage yards in four straight.

Thursday’s practice began without three starters on the field.

One was predictable: Christian Watson, a receiver, hurt his hamstring in the final seconds of the Chiefs game. Watson, who has scored touchdowns in three straight games and is coming off performances of five receptions for 94 yards against Detroit and seven receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs, is a victim of an unfortunate injury.

Watson had participated in all nine games of the season after missing the first three due to a hamstring injury.

When asked whether this injury was more or less significant than the first, LaFleur responded, “I can’t really declare that one way or the other.” “Hopefully, Watson will return “sooner rather than later,” the speaker continued.

For the start of practice, safety Darnell Savage and linebacker Quay Walker remained inside the Don Hutson Center.

Against the Chiefs, Walker recorded a game-high 13 tackles—his fourth game of the season with ten or more tackles.

Savage had four tackles and one pass defensed in his first game back in the starting lineup following a five-game absence due to a calf injury.

Jaire Alexander, the cornerback, did practice, for what that’s worth. Despite practicing as a limited participant all week, he has missed the last four games due to a shoulder injury, including Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.

As soon as the complete Green Bay injury report is made public, this story will be updated.

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