Brad Jones and Clay Matthews have both been ruled OUT for the #Packers game this Sunday vs. Ravens.
— Paul Imig (@Paulimig) October 9, 2013
After not practicing on Wednesday, Packers linebacker Brad Jones has already been ruled out of this weekend's game against the Ravens in Baltimore.
Jones pulled his hamstring this past week against the Detroit Lions, although head coach Mike McCarthy said it was not the same one he injured in the preseason.
McCarthy added that he doesn't think Jones will be out for long and feels better about his prospects for playing next week.
In Week 3 of the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones had originally pulled his hamstring and then was held out of the team's exhibition finale versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nevertheless, Jones was back in time for the regular-opener and had played at a high level before his latest setback.
The Packers will have to get by for the time being with A.J. Hawk and Jamari Lattimore as their starting inside linebackers, now that Jones and Rob Francois have been lost for the season.
Francois was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon on Monday.
Rookie linebacker Sam Barrington is the only healthy backup at the position, at least until Jones returns. Barrington has yet to play on defense during the regular season.
As expected, Clay Matthews was also ruled out of Sunday's game against the Ravens, as was running back James Starks and offensive lineman Greg Van Roten.
Cornerback Casey Hayward also did not practice on Wednesday, but he has not yet been ruled out of the Ravens game.
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