Is RB Aaron Jones going to come back from injury? Exploring Packers vs Rams injury report ahead of NFL Week 9 game

The Green Bay Packers traded wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022 and quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets this year. These two big trade moves brought nothing but misery to the team, as they are sitting in the third spot of the NFC North with a poor 2-5 record.

After enjoying the rollercoaster season with quarterback Jordan, the Packers even tried to flirt with the Carolina Panthers to secure some weapons for their defensive side. Meanwhile, their offensive side was also missing a puzzle following running back Aaron Jones’ uncertainty, albeit the recent update about his game status says the hassle will not last long.

Is RB Aaron Jones going to play in Week 9 Packers vs Rams?

Jones had a bit of a lighter workload during his recent practice sessions, although he didn’t hold back when it came to participating in all the running back drills. Despite dealing with a nagging hamstring issue that he picked up back in week 1, he assured everyone that he’d be good to go for the week 9 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, and what’s more, it’s happening on their home turf.

Matt LaFleur, the head coach of the Packers, provided some insight into the decision to limit Jones’ practice time. He explained that it was all part of a strategy to help him manage his load and ease back into the groove. Looking ahead to Friday, the head coach was enthusiastic, stating that the team is all set to let Jones loose and give it their all in the upcoming game.

“He did a great job. We did that (red uniform) for his own protection, making sure that people wouldn’t knock him over and anything like that. He looked good. Had a good week. Got a great attitude. Ready to cut him loose.”

After sustaining the injury in week 1, Aaron had been a regular participant on the injury report all season. He missed the Packers’ week 2 and week 3 games due to the setback. The RB was able to resume play in week 4 but got ruled out in week 5. He again returned to action in week 7 and week 8. If the Packers star somehow misses the week 9 campaign against the Rams, AJ Dillon will do the job as the starting running back.

Packers vs Rams NFL Week 9 injury report

The Rams placed a total of 12 players on their injury report. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (right thumb), offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (calf), wide receiver Puka Nacua (knee), defensive tackle Larrell Murchison (knee), and defensive back Cobie Durant (shoulder) are questionable for Sunday. Linebacker Earnest Jones (knee), and tight end Hunter Long (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game, via The Rams.com.

Wide receiver Austin Trammell (hip), punter Ethan Evans (ankle), and wide receiver Ben Skowronek (achilles) had full participation in practice. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald (rest), and offensive lineman Brian Allen (rest) didn’t participate in practice. The game status of these five players is yet to be updated.

The Green Bay Packers find themselves facing a challenging situation with a notable presence on their injury report this week. As they prepare to square off against the formidable Los Angeles Rams, the Packers have listed seven players with varying injury concerns. Safety Rudy Ford is nursing a calf issue, while linebacker Quay Walker is dealing with a bothersome groin injury, making their availability for the upcoming clash questionable.

Moreover, cornerbacks Jaire Alexander, Elgton Jenkins, Aaron Jones, tight end Luke Musgrave, and tackle Yosh Nijman have all been limited in their practice participation throughout the week. As of the latest update, the game status of these key players remains uncertain, leaving Packers fans and coaching staff in anticipation of their availability come game day.

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Maliha

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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.

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