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McCarthy says Lacy’s hamstring injury is not a concern

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Packers running back Eddie Lacy is sidelined at practice, but the team isn’t overly worried about it.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Lacy was held out of today’s practice because of an issue with his hamstring, but McCarthy said there’s no indication that it’s going to be a long-term problem.

Lacy, a rookie from Alabama taken in the second round of the NFL draft, has spent much of this year rehabbing from toe surgery, and the biggest concern has been whether he’s been able to get into peak physical condition with an injured toe. The hamstring injury could raise more questions along those lines.

But from all indications, when Lacy has been on the field, he’s been one of the Packers’ top offensive players. And assuming he’s healthy, he’s the favorite to be the Packers’ Week One starter at running back.

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39 Responses to “McCarthy says Lacy’s hamstring injury is not a concern”
  1. purpleguy says: Aug 7, 2013 12:26 PM

    Is there a player in the NFCN that doesn’t have a pulled hamstring or a strained groin right now?

  2. adambballn says: Aug 7, 2013 12:29 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that he pulled it running for the last piece of pie at a Golden Coral?

  3. jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    I think its hilarious the Vikings fans who post on Packers stories saying this is a bad football team, that an NFL scout yesterday with over 40,000 followers on twitter posts his predicted records as of today and has the Packers 11-5 and the Vikings 4-12. He has the Vikings picking 1st in next April’s draft. If you don’t believe me type in Vikings 4-12 on twitter. He said they were an extremely lucky team last season.

  4. len462 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:31 PM

    It’s not hard to look good against that defense.

    mmm… that’s good trolling.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 7, 2013 12:36 PM

    Of course he isn’t. It’s not like hamstring injuries can linger into a season-long problem.

  6. vikingbill1 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:55 PM

    while every team loses games they should win, and wins games they should lose, I think its hilarious that someone thinks the Vikes were lucky when they flat dominated teams this “twitter” person thinks they should have lost and CP7 out gunned Rodgers to make the playoffs. Id LOVE to use his crystal ball. Powerball is like 425 mil tonight…

  7. jcampshure says: Aug 7, 2013 12:58 PM

    @jhein23 –

    You’re right…the trolls are crazy this year. I think they know they’re in for a long year.

  8. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says: Aug 7, 2013 12:58 PM

    jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    I think its hilarious the Vikings fans who post on Packers stories saying this is a bad football team, that an NFL scout yesterday with over 40,000 followers on twitter posts his predicted records as of today and has the Packers 11-5 and the Vikings 4-12. He has the Vikings picking 1st in next April’s draft. If you don’t believe me type in Vikings 4-12 on twitter. He said they were an extremely lucky team last season.
    _________________________________

    Yah, because when a 10 win playoff team adds 3 1st round draft picks and a proven #1 receiver, that definitely means they will have the worst record in the NFL! Are you serious??

  9. jcampshure says: Aug 7, 2013 12:59 PM

    haha, outgunned Rodgers to make the playoffs. Remind me how that went for ya. Leaving out the tail end of that story.

  10. cfeeley52 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:02 PM

    @jhein23
    please never attempt to validate a person by pointing to the number of twitter followers they have, just don’t…

  11. britishteeth says: Aug 7, 2013 1:02 PM

    Something tells me this isn’t the last time we’ll see Eddie Lacy and Ham in the same sentence.

  12. jcampshure says: Aug 7, 2013 1:03 PM

    Viking fans should be concerned with their stories instead of trolling over here. Get a life.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 7, 2013 1:08 PM

    It was predictible. When the hams grow too large for the strings that support them, something has to give.

  14. jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:08 PM

    I’m just telling you what I read Vikings fans and not the 1st person paid to Scout NFL talent that I’ve seen have you below .500 this season. So either they’re dead wrong or you’re right that this team is loaded with SB talent.

  15. ososrule says: Aug 7, 2013 1:14 PM

    @ toothfairy

    I believe you are forgetting that the Packers have Aaron and your Vikings have Ponder…the Vikings were very fortunate last year. Really your only true threat is AP. The Packers fan post above is valid and realistic. I don’t really think you have any reason to take it personally nor be boasting about your average to below average Vikings.

  16. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 7, 2013 1:14 PM

    jhein23 says:Aug 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    I think its hilarious the Vikings fans who post on Packers stories saying this is a bad football team, that an NFL scout yesterday with over 40,000 followers on twitter posts his predicted records as of today and has the Packers 11-5 and the Vikings 4-12. He has the Vikings picking 1st in next April’s draft. If you don’t believe me type in Vikings 4-12 on twitter. He said they were an extremely lucky team last season.
    ______

    No Vikings fans are saying the Packers have a bad football team. If anything, we’re saying that they aren’t as good as guys like you think they are. Saying a team is not going to win the Super Bowl this season is not the same as saying a team is bad. On the other hand, guys like you keep saying the Vikings have a bad team, and now you’re predicting 4-12 and first overall pick. That’s absolutely preposterous. I would love to find you or this twitter guy and bet every cent I have that the Vikings won’t be the worst team in the NFL this year.

  17. teal379 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:23 PM

    Hey Vikings’ fans – just because you draft them in the first round doesn’t make them a first round talent. I’d think Ponder would have taught you this. And spare me the week 17 stuff – Rodgers is 11-1 against the north the last few years. Ponder – does he have 11 wins total?

  18. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:28 PM

    they say he has a “minor” ham-sandwhich pull

  19. dcviking says: Aug 7, 2013 1:36 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 7, 2013 1:14 PM

    jhein23 says:Aug 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    I think its hilarious the Vikings fans who post on Packers stories saying this is a bad football team, that an NFL scout yesterday with over 40,000 followers on twitter posts his predicted records as of today and has the Packers 11-5 and the Vikings 4-12. He has the Vikings picking 1st in next April’s draft. If you don’t believe me type in Vikings 4-12 on twitter. He said they were an extremely lucky team last season.
    ______

    No Vikings fans are saying the Packers have a bad football team. If anything, we’re saying that they aren’t as good as guys like you think they are. Saying a team is not going to win the Super Bowl this season is not the same as saying a team is bad. On the other hand, guys like you keep saying the Vikings have a bad team, and now you’re predicting 4-12 and first overall pick. That’s absolutely preposterous. I would love to find you or this twitter guy and bet every cent I have that the Vikings won’t be the worst team in the NFL this year.
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    But Rick, just remember if you lose a bet you made on Twitter, you don’t have to honor your obligation….that precedent has already be set!

  20. jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    Rick I don’t think the Vikings are a 4-12 football team either no way. I’m thinking 8-8 or 9-7. I think the Packers 9-7 or 10-6. So if anything I think they are pretty equal teams. Rodgers much better QB and Packers better secondary otherwise Vikings equal or better at most positions. Just bringing some Vikings fans back to reality who think they are loaded. Antoine Winfield is 1 player I know the Packers are very happy to see go and they’d much rather face Jennings than a healthy Percy.

  21. expertop says: Aug 7, 2013 1:41 PM

    Is Lacy sucking in his gut in that picture…?

  22. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 7, 2013 1:41 PM

    Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft Lead Writer, Matt’s work has been featured in Madden 13, on ESPN radio, SiriusXM, NFL.com, SI.com and USA Today as well as utilized by NFL, CFL and AFL teams. Matt was the secondary and special teams coordinator for the three-time league champion Joplin Crusaders of the Central Football League. Matt is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.

    —–

    So, hard to decide who to believe. You keyboard warriors or the guy above. I think I’ll roll with the guy above.

    Although, I’d probably be a litlle more generous at 5-11, maybe 6-10 if you get hot again.

  23. matthewgloudemans says: Aug 7, 2013 1:41 PM

    Like this comment if your team has won a Super Bowl Title. Dislike if your team wears purple and has never won a Super Bowl Title.

  24. ccjcsr says: Aug 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    Hamstrings are never a problem in Week #1 of Training Camp but wait till it’s Week #1 of the Regular Season and he’s still out…

  25. dcviking says: Aug 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    @jhein23

    Since you brought it up, break it down unit by unit.

    Mine:

    RB: Minn
    QB: GB
    OL: Push (maybe slightly Minn)
    WR/TE: GB

    DL: Minn
    LB: Push (maybe slightly GB)
    DB: GB

    K,P,Ret. Push

    I would still pick GB (best case: 12 -4, worst 10 -6) to win division over Minny (best: 11 – 5, worst 7 -9).

  26. expertop says: Aug 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    Why can’t we just believe Carl? He seems very confident in the things he says.

  27. contra74 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:04 PM

    Rodgers – PAY YOUR DEBT AND ALL THIS BAD KARMA WILL GO AWAY!

  28. aldante66 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:07 PM

    I have the Vikes and Lions battling for the NFC title this year with the loser going to the playoffs as a wild card.
    My crystal ball has the Pack going 0-5 and finishing 6-10.
    Rogers will not get the O line protection he needs and will be negated. The running backs will not get the run blocking they need to break it open and be negated with short gains. The inside linebackers will be run over , run around and passed over and will give up big yardard to teams that move the ball down field.

    It ain’t gonna be pretty. Blame Ted for trading down to get a top O lineman rather than trading away second and third round picks for late rounders. That will bite you in the ass this year Ted.

  29. jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:08 PM

    I would definitely take the Vikings kicker over the Packers since we don’t even know who are kicker is (probably not currently on the roster).

  30. chi01town says: Aug 7, 2013 2:11 PM

    a hurt running back? in green bay
    aint no concern at all because the packers dont run the football, 6 seasons without a 1000 yard rusher
    and a coach that dont even know what a RB is used for

  31. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 7, 2013 2:29 PM

    jhein23 says:Aug 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    Rick I don’t think the Vikings are a 4-12 football team either no way. I’m thinking 8-8 or 9-7. I think the Packers 9-7 or 10-6. So if anything I think they are pretty equal teams. Rodgers much better QB and Packers better secondary otherwise Vikings equal or better at most positions. Just bringing some Vikings fans back to reality who think they are loaded. Antoine Winfield is 1 player I know the Packers are very happy to see go and they’d much rather face Jennings than a healthy Percy.
    ______

    So what’s the problem? Sounds like we agree, although I’d say both the Vikings and the Packers will be 9-7 or 10-6. Packers probably have the edge because the Vikings can’t win night games.

  32. skittlesareyum says: Aug 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    chi01town says:
    Aug 7, 2013 2:11 PM
    a hurt running back? in green bay
    aint no concern at all because the packers dont run the football, 6 seasons without a 1000 yard rusher
    and a coach that dont even know what a RB is used for

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    Why do you post this every time? Have you actually looked to see where the Packers ranked last year in run/pass percentage? I’ll give you a hint: they were ranked dead in the middle of the league.

  33. copack20 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:46 PM

    Yah, because when a 10 win playoff team adds 3 1st round draft picks and a proven #1 receiver, that definitely means they will have the worst record in the NFL! Are you serious??

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    Perfect example of why Viking fans don’t understand what it means to be a legitimate contender in the NFL. Yes, improved receivers. IF, Jennings stays healthy and Patterson can figure it out (he won’t this year). Yes, Sherrif will be good, but likely won’t make an impact. TBH, haven’t heard much about Rhodes. However, you can’t and won’t be taken seriously with Christian Ponder as your QB. You can have a cute record and squeak into the playoffs again. AP (beast) can rush for 2500 yds, but this is QB league. And that is why he is serious.

    #lawyered

  34. stvang says: Aug 7, 2013 3:01 PM

    “It was predictible. When the hams grow too large for the strings that support them, something has to give.”

    No matter who you root for you have to admit that was funny.

  35. chi01town says: Aug 7, 2013 3:12 PM

    @skittlesareyum
    Cheak it out for your self. the Packers havent had a 1000 yard RB in 6 seasons, so now all of a sudden with a weak O-line they go and draft a FAT RB and he’s gone save the day? against this schedule GET REAL

  36. thejuddstir says: Aug 7, 2013 3:58 PM

    McCarthy said, “surgery isn’t required for Lacy’s hamstring but we are getting a second opinion on whether he needs lapband surgery to keep him from eating so damn much.

  37. misunderestimated1 says: Aug 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    Hey genius Vikings fans:
    You think the Pack/Vikes are equal this season?
    You can’t believe the media or the idiot commenters.
    Go to the only reliable source.
    It’s a city in the desert you may have heard of.
    Regular season win total over/under:
    Minnesota 7 1/2
    Green Bay 10 1/2
    Go put your money where your keyboard is.

  38. 7ransponder says: Aug 7, 2013 4:51 PM

    jcampshure says:
    Aug 7, 2013 1:03 PM
    Viking fans should be concerned with their stories instead of trolling over here. Get a life.

    ———————

    If you can promise the same thing in our stories with your fan’s trolls, you have a deal. Sadly, you can’t.

  39. rcali says: Aug 7, 2013 4:58 PM

    I feel like Alabama RB’s are like USC’s QB’s. They just kind of disappear in the NFL and become backups.

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