Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers could be without two of their most important offensive weapons on Sunday when they take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. The Packers are coming off a huge win against the Chicago Bears in their season opener, and they will be looking to make it 2-0 on Sunday against Atlanta.
It goes without saying, however, that Green Bay will have a much tougher battle ahead if both Christian Watson and Aaron Jones are sidelined for Week 2.
Christian Watson, Aaron Jones Miss Green Bay Packers Practice
Christian Watson was unable to suit up against Chicago due to a hamstring injury, and it remains unclear when the 24-year-old will be ready to play. Aaron Jones, on the other hand, played a key role in the Bears win but was forced to exit the game after scoring his second touchdown also because of a hamstring issue.
The bad news for Green Bay fans is that both stars were absent from practice on Thursday. The Packers are remaining optimistic about the status of both players ahead of their showdown against the Falcons on Sunday, but at this point, their availability is up in the air.
Jordan Love Gets Real on Green Bay Packers’ Injury Concerns
Jordan Love put in a strong performance without one of his key weapons against the Bears, but if both Watson and Jones are unable to play on Sunday, Green Bay’s young quarterback will be faced with an even bigger challenge. Be that as it may, Love isn’t too concerned as he looks to rely on the team’s next-man-up mentality:
“That’s why everybody gets reps during practice and they’ve got to be on their P’s and Q’s and understand the game plan in and out, so if they get thrown in a situation where they’ve got to play, they know what they’re doing,” Love said, via Mike Spofford of the team website.
Love and the Packers sent a strong message when they took down their fiercest rivals in Week 1. This team is not messing around this season and they intend to come out with the same fire against Atlanta on Sunday.
“The mindset we had going into the week is that we were going to win that game,” Love said. “I don’t think anyone’s over-excited about it.
“We went there and handled business, and that’s what we planned on doing, so now we’re just focused on this week and doing the same thing.”
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