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.