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Packers' Jones aggravates shoulder injury

Oct. 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM   |   Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones has aggravated a shoulder injury and may be facing season-ending surgery, Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday.

McCarthy told reporters Jones's shoulder has been bothering him since Aug. 19 but the linebacker has played through the pain. It become worse, however, after Sunday's 28-24 victory over Minnesota and the Packers' medical staff has decided surgery is needed to clear it up, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

"It's the same shoulder that Brad injured in training camp," McCarthy said. "He has been fighting through it. He wants to try to keep going. We haven't made a decision on which direction we are going to go, but at some point it will require surgery."

If surgery is opted for sooner rather than later, Jones would miss the rest of the season. He will definitely miss Green Bay's next game, to be replaced by Frank Zombo, the coach said.

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