hopes dashed during a 24-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. Star running back Aaron Jones suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the majority of the game. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Paul-Hornung-Jersey , Jones sprained his MCL and could miss some time.Fortunately for Jones and the Packers, the knee sprain doesn’t appear serious. The running back suffered a similar injury around this time last season and didn’t experience any issues upon his return. That Jones avoided a serious injury bodes well for next year. However, given the timing of the injury and Green Bay’s elimination from postseason contention, he will most likely sit out the final two games of 2018.With Jones on the shelf, Green Bay’s backfield currently consists of Jamaal Williams and the recently promoted Dan Vitale. As such Bart Starr Jersey , the team will likely add a running back to the rotation. The Packers have tailback Lavon Coleman available on their practice squad. They could also look to reacquire Darius Jackson who spent time with the team earlier in the season and currently resides on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad.Even if Jones does not take another snap in 2018, he will finish the year as the Packers’ leading rusher with 728 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones also caught 26 passes for 206 yards and another score. Matt LaFleur was hired as the Packers head coach on the back of his work as an offensive assistant, but his record isn’t 1-0 because of the work done by his offense on Thursday night.The Packers defense held the Bears to 254 yards while sacking Mitchell Trubisky five times and intercepting him once in a 10-3 win at Soldier Field.The interception was made by safety Adrian Amos while Preston Smith had 1.5 sacks and Za'Darius Smith added another sack. All of those players were signed by General Manager Brian Gutekunst this offseason and LaFleur noted that activity while thanking the defense for bailing out an offense that was quiet outside of an impressive first half touchdown drive.“That defense was smothering,” LaFleur said, via Michael Silver of NFL Media. “It’s been awhile since a [Packers] defense came in saved the day. I’m so glad and thankful that Gutey invested in those guys. It was a great night for him Ray Nitschke Color Rush Jersey , and for [defensive coordinator] Mike Pettine and our defensive staff . . . and our players, of course.”The Packers now head to Green Bay for three straight games and will host five of the next six contests. They’ll hope the offense makes strides, but will do so with confidence that the defense can hold its own while that unit finds its footing.