Is Aaron Jones playing this week? Latest Week 5 injury updates for Packers vs. Raiders

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Aaron Jones returned to action for the Green Bay Packers last week against the Detroit Lions.

However, the Packers barely used Jones in his first game back from a hamstring injury, with the former Pro Bowler carrying the football only five times.

The good news is there is a 10-day gap between games, allowing Jones to get closer to 100 percent. However, they could take the cautious option with the Packers' bye week up next. Here are the latest injury updates for Jones in Week 5.

Aaron Jones injury status for Packers Week 5 game against Raiders

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Jones' status for Monday Night Football is "up in the air," with it "unlikely" he will play.

Jones is officially questionable to play against the Raiders on Monday Night Football, which is somewhat surprising after he returned from injury last week. Even with an additional 10 days of recovery time, Jones still isn't guaranteed to play.

The Packers are on bye after this game. Could that factor into their decision? After Monday night, the Packers don't play again until October 22.

Jones was a limited participant at practice all week. It seems that Jones could remain on a snap count even if he is available on Monday night.

Who would replace Aaron Jones in starting lineup in Week 5?

If Aaron Jones is out or limited in Week 5, expect a heavy workload for AJ Dillon. Unfortunately, none of the Packers' backup running backs have played particularly well in the opening four games of the regular season.

Dillon is averaging 2.7 yards per attempt, having made 44 carries for 118 yards without a touchdown. Preseason star Emanuel Wilson is averaging 2.2 yards per carry, while Patrick Taylor only has 29 yards from his nine attempts.

The Packers have struggled to move the ball on the ground without Jones. But if their star running back isn't available this week, Dillon will lead the way.

Packers next five opponents

  • Week 7: @ Denver Broncos, October 22, 3:25 p.m.
  • Week 8: Minnesota Vikings, October 29, 12 noon
  • Week 9: Los Angeles Rams, November 5, 12 noon
  • Week 10: @ Pittsburgh Steelers, November 12, 12 noon
  • Week 11: Los Angeles Chargers, November 19, 12 noon

Note: All times are CT.

The Packers are on bye week after their matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders. They then get three of their next five games at Lambeau Field. All are winnable, but the toughest challenge comes from Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.

The Denver Broncos await the Packers immediately after the bye. While Sean Payton's team has struggled this season, road games in Denver are never easy, and it's not one Green Bay should overlook.

Packers injury report Week 5

  • CB Jaire Alexander (Back) - Questionable
  • S Zayne Anderson (Hamstring) - Out
  • LB De'Vondre Campbell (Ankle) - Out
  • S Rudy Ford (Oblique) - Questionable
  • G Elgton Jenkins (Knee)
  • RB Aaron Jones (Hamstring) - Questionable
  • TE Luke Musgrave (Concussion)
  • G Jon Runyan Jr. (Groin/Ankle)
  • CB Eric Stokes (Foot) - Questionable
  • OL Zach Tom (Knee)
  • CB Carrington Valentine (Biceps)
  • WR Christian Watson (Hamstring)

The Packers will have Christian Watson, Elgton Jenkins, Zach Tom, Jon Runyan, and Luke Musgrave available in Week 5.

Watson played on a snap count last week, while Tom was also active. Jenkins returned to practice this week. Musgrave has cleared the concussion protocol and is ready to go in Week 5.

The Packers have already ruled out inside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell and safety Zayne Anderson. Eric Stokes is off the PUP list and is questionable, although saving his return until after the bye week may be the way to go.

Raiders injury report Week 5

  • WR Davante Adams (Shoulder) - Questionable
  • CB Jakorian Bennett (Hamstring/Shoulder) - Questionable
  • DE Maxx Crosby (Knee)
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Concussion)
  • CB Nate Hobbs (Ankle) - Out
  • DE Malcolm Koonce (Groin)
  • CB David Long (Ankle) - Questionable

Some of the Raiders' most important players are on the Week 5 injury report, but they could all play. Star wide receiver Davante Adams is dealing with a shoulder issue that kept him out of practice on Thursday and Friday, but he did return to last week's game after suffering the injury. Adams is questionable for Monday Night Football.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returns from a concussion this week, while star pass rusher Maxx Crosby made two sacks and two QB hits despite appearing on the injury report a week ago.

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