Green Bay Packers running back is expected to miss the next three to six weeks after the rookie suffered an MCL injury during Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
Jones suffered the injury on the opening drive of the game when his right knee appeared to get caught underneath him as he was tackled by Bears linebacker Sam Acho.
Jones, a fifth-round pick, is the Packers’ leading rusher with 370 yards on 70 carries. He has had two 100-yard games since he was inserted into the lineup in Week 4 after Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs.
The Packers also could be without Montgomery, who reinjured his ribs on Sunday against the Bears. Montgomery is the team’s second-leading rusher with 273 yards on 71 carries.
With Jones and Montgomery likely out, the Packers are down to rookies Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays as the only two healthy running backs on the their roster.
Williams, a fourth-round pick, finished Sunday’s game after Jones and Montgomery exit. He rushed for a season-high 67 yards on 20 carries. Mays, a seventh-round pick, was inactive against the Bears and has not registered a carry this season.