Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones said he feared the worst when he injured his left knee Oct. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.

“When it happened I thought it was over” Jones said on Wednesday in his first public comments since the injury.

Instead Jones sustained only a sprain and was given a two- to three-week timetable to return coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week.

Jones did not practice on Wednesday and appears to be a long shot to play on Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings.

“If it was the Super Bowl maybe I’d go” Jones said. “It’s getting better every day. I’m in there working hard so hopefully we’ll see what happens this week.”

Although it was a light practice on Wednesday the Packers saw some encouraging signs with the return of linebacker Brad Jones (hamstring) and running back James Starks (knee). Brad Jones has missed the past two games while Starks has missed the past three. Both were full participants in Wednesday’s practice.