After missing two days of practice earlier in the week, it's come down to Friday for Eddie Lacy, the last day of practice before the Packers head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys on Sunday.
Lacy sprained his ankle in the Packers' last game against the Falcons before returning in the second half to get several carries despite a hobbled ankle.
"I feel good about Eddie Lacy, just as far as the feedback from the medical staff," said head coach Mike McCarthy on Thursday. "He'll be evaluated in the morning, and then we'll see what the plan is for Eddie as far as practice."
McCarthy said nearly the same thing on Wednesday, so not much appears to have changed. It's looking good that Lacy can return to the starting lineup, where he's been so effective for the Packers this season, rushing for 887 yards and seven touchdowns.
James Starks could perhaps play a bigger role if Lacy is not 100 percent, but there's no reason to think Lacy won't play at this point in time.
Also worth watching on Friday is the situation at inside linebacker where both Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore have missed practice the previous two days like Lacy.
Minus Jones and Lattimore, the only healthy player the Packers trust at the position is A.J. Hawk, although backup Victor Aiyewa is available in an emergency.
McCarthy said he felt good about Jones and Lattimore and that the team was playing it safe with them, so there's a decent chance they return to action soon.
Linebacker Mike Neal and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson also missed both days of practice earlier this week.
Then there's the whole Aaron Rodgers situation too. He has yet to be medically cleared, but the Packers haven't ruled out the possibility of him playing against the Cowboys.
The Packers will release their daily injury report with game day status projections (probable, questionable, doubtful or out) on Friday, immediately preceding McCarthy's press conference, which will be streamed on the Packers official website at 12:25 p.m. CT.
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