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Packers hope Eddie Lacy can practice Friday

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It’s another week of watching and waiting for Aaron Rodgers for the Packers as they hope that their quarterback’s broken collarbone heals in time for him to return to the field this season.

Rodgers isn’t the only injured starter on offense, however. Running back Eddie Lacy hurt his ankle when the Packers chose to run the ball instead of taking a knee on the final play of the first half last weekend and wasn’t able to practice on Wednesday despite being able to finish the game against the Falcons.

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Lacy would try to practice on Friday and Dunne deemed McCarthy “cautiously optimistic” that Lacy will be able to play against the Cowboys this weekend.

Lacy has been a workhorse for the Packers as a rookie, carrying the ball 20 or more times in eight of the last 10 games, so his absence would force them to improvise even more on offense than they’ve been doing since Rodgers got hurt. James Starks, Kahlil Bell and John Kuhn are the other backs available for the Packers.

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7 Responses to “Packers hope Eddie Lacy can practice Friday”
  1. GenXJay says: Dec 12, 2013 7:59 AM

    …not taking a knee & the risk of running the ball didn’t payoff for the running back.
    next man up?

  2. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 12, 2013 10:06 AM

    Eddie Lacey hopes they have those deep fried Snickers bars at the training table today.

  3. trollsetter says: Dec 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    This dude will consistently miss 8 games a year. Y’all fans better hope Rodgers osteoporosis isn’t as severe as first thought.

  4. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    Eddie Lacy is a big back who assures curtains for all.

  5. shaggytoodle says: Dec 12, 2013 12:55 PM

    trollsetter says:
    Dec 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    This dude will consistently miss 8 games a year. Y’all fans better hope Rodgers osteoporosis isn’t as severe as first thought.
    _________

    Well he’s off to putting your prediction to shame unless you are unsure of what consistently or 8 means.

    He’s probably the top candidate for Off ROY. If not hes top 3

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 12, 2013 1:01 PM

    Interestingly, Eddie Lacy is undefeated in his career against the Vikings.

    Adrian Peterson has a losing record against the Packers. But if you ignore the trivial minutia like W’s and L’s, he does have some nice stats.

  7. cobra9033 says: Dec 12, 2013 1:20 PM

    This is a coaching decision which did not pay off obviously. Not sure though you even think about it as a coach because Lacy has been pretty durable.- just one of those things that comes back to bite you. With the Bears win against the Cowboys, the Packers now are faced with eliminating two teams instead of one. Lions must beat Baltimore to stay in front, while the Packers could put the kabosh on Chicago when they meet end of year.

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