Green Bay Packers star Aaron Jones had to hold back the tears after suffering what appears to be a devastating knee injury on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Pro Bowl running back did all he could to keep his emotions in check but in the end, Jones was not able to do a very good job at it.
The 28-year-old had to cover his head with a towel as he was carted off the field during what was a truly heartbreaking scene for Jones, the team, and of course, the fans.
Green Bay Packers Twitter Reacts to Aaron Jones’ Injury
Jones suffered the injury late in the second quarter and it looked like he was in real pain as he was helped off the field by the coaching staff:
Aaron Jones had to be helped off the field after suffering a leg injury pic.twitter.com/X33Mv5j9yq
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 19, 2023
Packers fans on Twitter are now fearing the worst after seeing the nature of their star running back’s injury:
Aaron Jones season is likely over after this excruciatingly painful looking knee injury pic.twitter.com/22KX5qNG3J
— Sports Enthusiast (@Sports___Geek) November 19, 2023
— Bobblehead Sports (@Bobbleheadsprtz) November 19, 2023
Aaron Jones #gopackgo
You can see here his left knee bends inward significantly (valgus). This stresses the MCL/ACL and sometimes meniscus. Can’t always tell from video if these structures are torn/severity, especially this crowded view. Hopefully the ACL is spared pic.twitter.com/j8p0xWkSd0
— Tom Christ, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT (@FantasyInjuryT) November 19, 2023
Aaron Jones knee injury pic.twitter.com/T6CiKBpOO6
— Ansh (@sehgal_ansh) November 19, 2023
Aaron jones and Achane knee injuries pic.twitter.com/F64FBj3Pvg
— Mikey🐰 (@Micliu128) November 19, 2023
— Packers Brasil 🧀 (@PackersBR) November 19, 2023
The term “season-ending” was thrown around quite a bit. You can’t really blame the fans after seeing the excruciating extent of Jones’ knee injury.
The good news here is that after the game, head coach Matt LaFleur indicated that he does not believe this is going to be a “long-term” injury for the running back. While we will obviously need to wait for the team’s official statement, at least the fans will have some hope to cling to after LaFleur’s statement here.
Jones himself said after the game that he does not believe it’s an ACL injury, which is obviously a crucial development here.
Either way, we will need to wait for the results of Jones’ tests, which he will need to undergo on Monday.
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