Packers running back Aaron Jones carted to locker room with knee injury vs. Chargers

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 19: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers is helped off the field after being injured in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Lambeau Field on November 19, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday's 23-20 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers with a knee injury. Jones suffered the injury near the end of the second quarter, and was holding his knee before leaving the field.

Jones was evaluated in the blue medical tent on the sideline and was carted the locker room. He held a hand up for fans as he left the field.

The Packers confirmed Jones sustained a knee injury. He was initially considered questionable to return, but the Packers eventually ruled him out.

The team also ruled out backup running back Emanuel Wilson, who got hurt shortly after Jones left the game.

The scene after Jones' injury looked bad, but Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said he doesn't expect Jones' injury to keep him out long term. Jones reportedly has a sprained MCL and is considered week-to-week, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jones signed a four-year, $48 million deal to remain with the team in 2021. He restructured that contract before the start of the 2023 season.

Jones opened the season strong, rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown and hauling in two passes for 86 yards and another score in a Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears. He sustained a hamstring injury during that game, and missed the next two games. Jones played in Week 4, but aggravated the injury and missed Week 5.

He returned from that injury in Week 7 and played in the Packers' past four games prior to Sunday's injury.