The Green Bay Packers return to the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for their upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and after practice will come an update on concussed Packers running back Eddie Lacy.
Lacy took a blow to the head this past Sunday on a hit from Washington safety Brandon Merriweather, which forced him to leave the game in the first quarter.
As of Monday, head coach Mike McCarthy did not have a status report on Lacy, saying that the organization would give an update on Wednesday. McCarthy will have his press conference streamed live on the team’s official website at Packers.com at approximately 1:10 p.m. CT.
Also of particular attention will be the health of fullback John Kuhn, who suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s victory against Washington. If the Packers were not to have the services of Kuhn and Lacy, they would be left very thin in the offensive backfield.
Only James Starks and Johnathan Franklin are the other true running backs on the roster, and Franklin hasn’t had so much as a single regular-season carry. Randall Cobb has lined up at running back on occasion, however, and Jeremy Ross has done so in a practice setting.
Just as it’s been the previous two weeks, defensive backs Morgan Burnett and Casey Hayward will continue to be monitored. Both have missed the first two games of the season with hamstring injuries.
In the evening, tight end Jermichael Finley will host the weekly J-Mike and M.D. Show from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on The Fan 107.5 FM and 1400 AM in Green Bay from Thornberry Creek golf course in Oneida, where the show is broadcasted.
The show can be streamed online at TheFan1075.com.