Jordan Finally Gets Some ‘Love’ as Packers WR Let’s Slip That RB1 Aaron Jones Is Nearing a Return From Injury, Days After the QB’s 4th Quarter Heroics

Published 09/27/2023, 8:54 PM EDT

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The Packers have hinted at some good news: Star RB Aaron Jones is close to returning from injury, bringing excitement to fans. In the last game, the Packers entered the fourth quarter trailing 17-0, but Jordan Love rallied the team and led them to an 18-17 victory. Therefore, the return of Jones and Christian Watson is crucial for the Packers because they’re key players who have a significant impact.

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Jones couldn’t play in the last two games due to a hamstring injury sustained in Week 1. And Watson hasn’t played this season due to a similar injury. Does this signal happy times for Packers fans?

Aaron Jones expected back for Thursday Night’s football

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The Packers had a light practice instead of their regular one on Tuesday, where Watson and Jones might have participated a little. Therefore, Jordan Love and Romeo Doubs anticipate Aaron Jones will be back for their Thursday Night football game against the Lions. Good news for NFL fans!

This was reported by ESPN NFL Nation Packers reporter, Rob Demovsky: “Packers QB Jordan Love was sure talking like they were going to have running back Aaron Jones back for Thursday against the Lions,” Demovsky wrote. “And then WR Romeo Doubs just came right out and said it.”

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Quarterback Jordan Love has hinted at the good news, calling Jones a “huge playmaker” and stating that his return would make the Packers offense more “explosive.” While Packers’ Coach Matt LaFleur is also hopeful that Aaron Jones can play on Thursday against Detroit, he’s being cautious.

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Aaron Jones had a great game in the Packers’ first game, gaining 127 yards and scoring two touchdowns against the Bears. Getting Jones back is a big deal for the Packers as he typically racks up a lot of yards and scores numerous touchdowns.

In 2022, Christian Watson was a standout player for the Packers. As a rookie, he caught 41 passes, gained 611 yards, and scored seven touchdowns in 14 games, starting 11 of them. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 208 pounds.

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After Week 3, both the Packers and Lions have a 2-1 record as they enter Week 4 of the NFL. The Packers will face the Lions at Lambeau Field this Thursday at 8:15 p.m. ET. Don’t miss the game!

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