Packers' Aaron Jones expected out 3-6 weeks


Packers' Aaron Jones expected out 3-6 weeks

The Packers had a season-high 37 rushing attempts against the Bears in Brett Hundley's first win since he took over at quarterback for Aaron Rodgers, who broke his right collarbone on October 15. He was carted back to the locker room and eventually ruled out with a knee injury. To make matters even worse for the team, their second best running back, Ty Montgomery, also left the game this week due to a rib injury.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network described Jones' injury as a "sprained MCL" on Sunday.

That leaves two other rookies, Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays, as the only healthy halfbacks on the roster. Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery is "still going through tests". On the season, he has 70 rushes for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns with 8 receptions (16 targets) for 16 yards in eight games (four starts).

Jones had three carries for 12 yards before leaving the action. Montgomery may feel some pressure to avoid another absence, given that Jones is expected to miss multiple games. Montgomery's rib problems have lingered for months. Missing all six weeks would leave him available for Week 17 against the Detroit Lions.

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones looked poised to have a breakout year.