Packers face major injury concerns in Week 2 vs. Falcons

The Packers could be without key starters on offense in Week 2.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Green Bay Packers began the season with a convincing victory over the Chicago Bears despite missing star wide receiver Christian Watson.

Green Bay leaned on its rushing attack while Jordan Love spread the ball around to eight different receivers, including four rookies. Romeo Doubs caught two touchdown passes despite being limited by a hamstring issue.

The Packers remain on the road in Week 2 with a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. However, the team potentially faces even bigger injury problems on offense.

Packers face major injury concerns entering Week 2 vs. Falcons

It's too early to panic, but the Packers are dealing with multiple injuries on offense.

According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, star running back Aaron Jones and wide receiver Christian Watson didn't practice on Wednesday. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries.

Demovsky noted that Watson worked with the rehab staff while the team practiced outside.

Watson didn't practice all last week and missed the season opener at Soldier Field. Jones hurt his hamstring while running into the end zone on his 51-yard touchdown catch against the Bears. The Packers can't afford to lose their star running back.

Jones played a starring role in Week 1. He turned nine carries into 41 yards and a touchdown and led the Packers in receiving with 86 yards and a score. Fortunately, the Packers were well ahead when he exited the game and didn't need him.

It's a different story in Week 2. AJ Dillon averaged just 1.5 yards per attempt in the season opener. The Packers need Jones to lead the way on the ground.

Hopefully, the Packers are just being cautious and aren't worried about his injury. But he didn't return to the game on Sunday and has now missed Wednesday's practice. It's a concern and something to watch throughout the week.

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