Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones sprained his PCL a couple of weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens, and he hasn’t been close to returning for the past two weeks. It looks like he could very well miss a third straight game, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reports that James Jones is not practicing today.
This week’s matchup against the rival Chicago Bears is definitely a huge one, as the Packers and Bears are the best two teams in the NFC North and are clear playoff contenders. The result of this game has huge playoff ramifications for both sides, so nobody should rule Jones out for this week’s game just yet.
If Jones is unable to practice tomorrow, though, then his outlook will look very bleak indeed. One thing working in his favor is the fact that the Packers and Bears don’t play until Monday night, thus giving Jones an extra day. It is obviously ideal for the Packers key receiver to return this week, but Jarrett Boykin’s play has eased the injury impacts of James Jones and Randall Cobb. But with Jermichael Finley out indefinitely, getting Jones back for a big game against the Bears is significantly more important than it would have been. Keep a close eye out for his practice status tomorrow.
Clay Matthews and Nick Perry did not practice, by the way, but tight end Ryan Taylor was able to return to the practice field.