Packers: Aaron Jones on injury report for Week 16 vs. Titans

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones - Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones - Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Packers running back Aaron Jones is on the Week 16 injury report.

Green Bay Packers star running back Aaron Jones is dealing with a toe injury that kept him limited at practice on Wednesday.

It was surprising to see Jones’ name on the Week 16 injury report as he didn’t seem to have any limitations in last week’s victory over the Carolina Panthers, rushing for 145 yards and a touchdown.

However, if he was injured during the game, it would perhaps suggest why Matt LaFleur moved away from the ground game in the second half despite the success they were having.

Jamaal Williams also got injured in the game and didn’t return, while AJ Dillon is still being eased back into a bigger role.

Along with Jones being limited at practice on Wednesday, Williams didn’t practice due to the quadricep injury he suffered in Saturday night’s victory.

Both the Packers and Tennessee Titans have a number of players on their injury report this week.

For the Packers, star edge rusher Za’Darius Smith was limited at practice with ankle, thumb, and neck injuries. Ouch. But Smith has battled through injuries all year so it would be a surprise if he didn’t play.

Cornerback Kevin King (groin), wide receiver Allen Lazard (core/wrist), and edge rusher Rashan Gary (hip) were all limited.

The Packers haven’t had many players miss games in recent weeks but it’s clear a number of players are dealing with injuries. That’s to be expected for every team, especially when given an early bye week as the Packers were.

It makes securing the number one seed all the more important, especially if they can do so this week. That would allow Matt LaFleur to rest players with minor injuries in Week 17 before the entire team gets a week of rest during the wild-card round.

Hopefully Jones’ injury isn’t serious and he won’t have to miss any time.