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Packers Calendar: Eddie Lacy to Undergo Medical Evaluation

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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Derek in CO's picture

MM got Eddie Lacy injured. Hope he feels good about contributing to an already injury plagued team. I hope he can go Sunday, we need a big day from the RBs.

RunAndHyde's picture

Yep MM.....the first head coach to ever run a run play at the end of the half! Dang him straight to heck!

Derek in CO's picture

At your own 32 with 20 seconds left, why do you go shotgun and throw two short dump offs to Lacy, and then run Lacy with 4 secs left? Is he going to break one 68 yards for a TD? NO. If you are trying to score, you throw to the sidelines or downfield to Jordy or James Jones or a TE. That was stupid.

Stroh's picture

How do you know the playcall was for 2 dumpoffs? Don't you think maybe, just maybe, they were trying to get the ball downfield more. Flynn didn't find a receiver open, since the secondary was playing deep coverage and giving up the short dumpoff. Why is it you think that where the pass was thrown was the actual playcall? You do realize there are 3 or 4 other recievers who were probably the primary recievers on that play, and Lacy was just what you said, a checkdown option in case they weren't open!

Really wish you understood that fact. A dumpoff to Lacy wasn't the damn playcall, he was the checkdown when the primary recievers weren't open! Your not understanding that is what's just stupid!!!

Derek in CO's picture

Stroh, I didn't say the play call was for two dumpoffs, but that's what Flynn threw, incomplete I might add, so they gained no yards. After that, with only a few seconds on the clock and a chance of scoring probably less than 1 in 20 from that down and distance, you run your best running back, risking a fumble or an injury? When has MM not taken a knee in that situation? It was a dumb call and he risked his player's health. More bad comes from good in that situation.

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