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Mike McCarthy doesn’t think Eddie Lacy has a serious injury

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 09:  Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 9, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Getty Images

Packers running back Eddie Lacy left Sunday night’s victory over the Giants with an ankle injury and early signs are that he will be able to avoid an extended absence from the lineup.

Whether it will cost him any time at all won’t be known until later in the week, but coach Mike McCarthy said, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, on Monday that he “wouldn’t say it’s serious.” Lacy delivered a similar assessment of the injury after the game.

“I can walk on it, which is good,” Lacy said, via ESPN.com “We’ll see how it is going into next week.”

Lacy ran well before getting hurt, piling up 81 yards on 11 carries. James Starks was less successful after Lacy left the game and hasn’t been all that productive at any point this season, so Green Bay will hope that Lacy can make it back for their Week Six game against the 4-1 Cowboys.

McCarthy also said that wide receiver Randall Cobb is “sore,” but that the expectation is that he’ll be fine after taking a big hit from Giants safety Landon Collins late in the game.

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54 Responses to “Mike McCarthy doesn’t think Eddie Lacy has a serious injury”
  1. mccarthyisamoron says: Oct 10, 2016 6:05 PM

    All last year MM told us Lacy’s weight was just dandy, too.

  2. longtimefanh8tr says: Oct 10, 2016 6:05 PM

    Interpretation is he won’t play next week.

  3. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    He’ll be up and eating in no time.

  4. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 10, 2016 6:12 PM

    Excellent. A healthy Eddie Lacy is a good thing to have in December and January. It’s awfully nice to see him returning to form after last year’s debacle.

  5. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:14 PM

    #Feastmode is going to be fine. And it’ll be him (and not the #3 overall pick) who is going to be running wild next week.

    Green Bay’s run D is on pace to be historically good. Dallas is going to have to pass the ball first to even have a chance next week.

  6. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 10, 2016 6:16 PM

    ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    He’ll be up and eating in no time.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Thank you for reaffirming yet again how deeply the Packers live inside your head.

  7. billtetley53 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:19 PM

    Packers fans are on a big surprise next week. Worst 3-1 team in the league.

  8. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:37 PM

    Lacey is really the only good thing this offense has going for it.

    If the Packers run D can stop Dallas- they might have something there- but don’t hold your breath.

  9. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    And to add- there’s still no secondary. Why run when you can just throw the ball?

  10. ad28bestever says: Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    McCarthy is right, because Obesity is not an injury, it’s a condition. If obesity and laziness was required to be disclosed, Lacy would be on the injury report every week.

  11. ariani1985 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:44 PM

    draft picks like this is what perennial playoff loserst do, or should I say second place losers do.

  12. shlort says: Oct 10, 2016 6:45 PM

    Aside from Lacey, the offense is struggling to find cohesiveness. Rodgers looked Favre-esque last night. Seems he lost his mojo last year and hasn’t found it since. The bright side is the defense. They are getting better every week. If the offense starts clicking and the defense continues to play the way they’ve been playing, the Packers will be impossible to beat.

  13. ninefingers9 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:47 PM

    Wow was Rodgers bad last night

  14. rodgerstonelson says: Oct 10, 2016 6:48 PM

    I do not think he has a clue.

  15. mikebel11 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:55 PM

    Green Bay has played the 23rd, 26th, 30th and 32nd ranked rushing offenses in the league so far. If you really think their run defense is historically good, you’re going to be in for let down next week.

  16. carloswlassiter says: Oct 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    It’s amazing that Mike McNugget got the team to even one SB despite having the league’s best QB.

  17. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:59 PM

    shlort says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:45 PM

    The bright side is the defense. They are getting better every week. If the offense starts clicking and the defense continues to play the way they’ve been playing, the Packers will be impossible to beat.

    ________________

    Impossible to beat- time to take off the cheese goggles. How many wide open receivers did Eli miss last night that had nothing to do with GB’s defense? If he hit on just a couple of those passes- it would have been an entirely different game. Eli was flat-out terrible last night.

  18. mikebel11 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:00 PM

    Also they’ve faced back up running backs in every game aside from the one quarter Peterson played.

  19. stellarperformance says: Oct 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    The Packers are doing OK, but Rodgers continues to be an enigma. The 9th ranked Packer defense is not yet playing at the level of the Vikings’ 4th ranked defense, but it’s getting closer each week. The Vikings were fortunate to catch the Packers early, and they know it. I was at that game. When the Viking fans simultaneously exhaled with pure relief, the hot air just about blew the new roof right off the stadium.

  20. shaggytoodle says: Oct 10, 2016 7:08 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:37 PM
    If the Packers run D can stop Dallas- they might have something there- but don’t hold your breath.
    ____________

    The Packers run D has been THE best in the league, with teams averaging less than 45 yards a game. I would not be surprised if they keep playing tough run defense, the same was said about the Vikings and AP would be running all over GB earlier this season too.

  21. 2ruefan says: Oct 10, 2016 7:17 PM

    Green Bay has played the 23rd, 26th, 30th and 32nd ranked rushing offenses in the league so far. If you really think their run defense is historically good, you’re going to be in for let down next week.
    *****
    Statistics like this are quite misleading and meaningless this early in the season. Part of the reason that those teams currently rank so poorly on running offense is BECAUSE Green Bay held them to ridiculously low numbers in the games they played them.

    Stats like this mean a WHOLE LOT more at the the middle or end of the season.

    Just watch the games. Their run defense is plenty good. Will they he continue this throughout the season? Highly doubtful. But give them their due right now. They are hard to run against.

  22. aferraridriver says: Oct 10, 2016 7:23 PM

    In the long run, it might have been better if Eddie had been hit in the mouth rather than the ankle.

    He still looks fat to me and that may just be a sign of things to come in the next few years.

    Thompson may want be be careful on a contract extension for this big eater.

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 10, 2016 7:24 PM

    Human ankles just aren’t made to carry that much weight.

  24. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 10, 2016 7:29 PM

    Rub a few cake crumbs on it. It won’t make it feel any better, but at least he won’t be eating them.

  25. pkrlvr says: Oct 10, 2016 7:31 PM

    I saw the same Eli you guys played last week. But when it happened last week you guys were the bestest team that’s ever existed.

  26. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 10, 2016 7:39 PM

    He’ll be OK. I’m so glad we lucked out and won last night. I’m just worried what will happen when our luck runs out. Because Aaron sure isn’t himself. Except, ya know, for the whining. And the blaming of the other players. He doesn’t even try to hide that anymore.

  27. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:46 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:08 PM
    mnvikes1961 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:37 PM
    If the Packers run D can stop Dallas- they might have something there- but don’t hold your breath.
    ____________

    The Packers run D has been THE best in the league, with teams averaging less than 45 yards a game. I would not be surprised if they keep playing tough run defense, the same was said about the Vikings and AP would be running all over GB earlier this season too.

    _________

    I hear ya. I just think Dallas might be your biggest challenge as far as running goes to this point. You’ll have Prescott who will run if he gets an opportunity and Elliot is quite capable- with a great line to run behind to boot.

  28. gtodriver says: Oct 10, 2016 7:49 PM

    stellarperformance says:

    The Packers are doing OK, but Rodgers continues to be an enigma. The 9th ranked Packer defense is not yet playing at the level of the Vikings’ 4th ranked defense, but it’s getting closer each week. The Vikings were fortunate to catch the Packers early, and they know it. I was at that game. When the Viking fans simultaneously exhaled with pure relief, the hot air just about blew the new roof right off the stadium.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    In yards allowed, your rankings are accurate – but it’s really not that close – the Vikings allowed 30 less yards per game.

    But scoring wise – it’s not even that close. The Vikings are #1 and the Packers are #12.

    The Packers were lucky to catch the Vikings early, as the Vikings are truly improving with each passing week.

    You were at the game, but were so drunk from crying in your beer it took you 45 minutes to find your way out of the stadium.

    And no, I don’t have handicapped seats near an exit as you claimed on an earlier thread – my seats are in Section 318.

    It took me 10 minutes after the first game, but I now have it down to 3. I paid attention in school and learned how to read and navigate my way around big buildings.

  29. 2ruefan says: Oct 10, 2016 7:56 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    The Packers are doing OK, but Rodgers continues to be an enigma. The 9th ranked Packer defense is not yet playing at the level of the Vikings’ 4th ranked defense, but it’s getting closer each week. The Vikings were fortunate to catch the Packers early, and they know it. I was at that game. When the Viking fans simultaneously exhaled with pure relief, the hot air just about blew the new roof right off the stadium

    *******************
    C’mon. The “Rankings” are meaningless to a degree. You know they are based only on total yards allowed. I think it’s quite clear that the Vikings defense over-all is deeper, and more effective at this point. The Green Bay secondary is quite suspect currently. That being said, the Run defense is playing absurdly well. Nobody can argue right now it isn’t the best in the league by far.

    In regards to the Vikings, I think the Pack is thanking their luck stars they caught the VIKINGS early. Or they would have been hurt/dominated far worse by the Vikings pass rush.

  30. skins99 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:58 PM

    It will be the same thing as Dez, next thing you know he will have missed 3 weeks. Its amazing how much Starks is on the field being as bad as he is. Could Eddie be any worse on passing downs? If he is your back then leave him in there and let him play

  31. bartpkelly says: Oct 10, 2016 8:13 PM

    Lacy ran well before getting hurt, piling up 81 yards on 11 carries….

    If that is only ‘well’ then what is great? 8.8 yrds a carry is impressive, and dominating. It wasn’t like he was stuffed at the line for 10 carries then broke one long one.

  32. cribbage12 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:34 PM

    mikebel11 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:55 PM
    Green Bay has played the 23rd, 26th, 30th and 32nd ranked rushing offenses in the league so far. If you really think their run defense is historically good, you’re going to be in for let down next week.

    /////////

    You might want to limit your contributions to ProfessionalShoeTyingTalk.com or AmateurFishingGearTalk.com, where you might have insight others could use.

    The Packers’ run D has been stellar through 4 games, with opponents averaging less than 2 yards/rush, best since NFL/AFL merger. But please, don’t let facts get in the way of your analysis.

    I was at the game and will say my belief was that Rodgers was more at fault than the receivers. He still needs his mojo back. The O-line gave he and Lacy room. I can’t wait for the clash between Dallas’s offensive line and GB’s D-line. Should be worth watching.

  33. shaggytoodle says: Oct 10, 2016 8:43 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:

    I hear ya. I just think Dallas might be your biggest challenge as far as running goes to this point. You’ll have Prescott who will run if he gets an opportunity and Elliot is quite capable- with a great line
    ________
    I agree but that’s why it’s going to be a great match up to watch.

  34. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 10, 2016 9:29 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:02 PM
    The Packers are doing OK, but Rodgers continues to be an enigma. The 9th ranked Packer defense is not yet playing at the level of the Vikings’ 4th ranked defense, but it’s getting closer each week. The Vikings were fortunate to catch the Packers early, and they know it. I was at that game. When the Viking fans simultaneously exhaled with pure relief, the hot air just about blew the new roof right off the stadium.

    —-

    “The Vikings caught the Packer early.” You’ve said this multiple times on different posts. I’m not sure what you’re point is here. The Packers caught the Vikings early as well with several starters gone. Stop talking as if it was a fluke win, because I know that is what you are insinuating.

  35. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:05 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Oct 10, 2016 8:43 PM
    mnvikes1961 says:

    I hear ya. I just think Dallas might be your biggest challenge as far as running goes to this point. You’ll have Prescott who will run if he gets an opportunity and Elliot is quite capable- with a great line
    ________
    I agree but that’s why it’s going to be a great match up to watch.
    _________

    Should be a good one.

  36. beerbratscheese says: Oct 10, 2016 10:06 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:59 PM

    How many wide open receivers did Eli miss last night that had nothing to do with GB’s defense? If he hit on just a couple of those passes- it would have been an entirely different game. Eli was flat-out terrible last night.
    ——————————–

    Weird, I said the same thing about Rodgers after week 2 because he did, in fact, overthrow/underthrow several open receivers, and Vikings fans still wanted to give the Vikings defense all the credit. So please, stop with the double-standards.

  37. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:10 PM

    13- Just ignore Stellar- he has a warped sense of reality. It’s how he gets through his day.

  38. diveleft says: Oct 10, 2016 10:26 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:16 PM
    ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    He’ll be up and eating in no time.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thank you for reaffirming yet again how deeply the Packers live inside your head

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Cabbage, your logic makes zero sense.

  39. govikesskol says: Oct 10, 2016 11:09 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    The Packers are doing OK, but Rodgers continues to be an enigma. The 9th ranked Packer defense is not yet playing at the level of the Vikings’ 4th ranked defense, but it’s getting closer each week. The Vikings were fortunate to catch the Packers early, and they know it. I was at that game. When the Viking fans simultaneously exhaled with pure relief, the hot air just about blew the new roof right off the stadium
    ——————————————-
    Care to explain how the Vikings were lucky to catch the packers early? If anyone was lucky it was the packers getting to go up against bradford on his first start with the Vikings. Our offense has been improving each week, while the packers offense has yet to really get in a groove yet. Also, who compares defenses off of yards allowed per game? Points allowed as well as turnovers created are clearly the two most important categories when it games to defense. Anyway, I hope Lacy is able to overcome the ankle injury and be back on the field ASAP. Im hoping for a good game on Christmas eve.

  40. beerbratscheese says: Oct 10, 2016 11:21 PM

    govikesskol says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:09 PM

    Care to explain how the Vikings were lucky to catch the packers early? If anyone was lucky it was the packers getting to go up against bradford on his first start with the Vikings. Our offense has been improving each week, while the packers offense has yet to really get in a groove yet. Also, who compares defenses off of yards allowed per game? Points allowed as well as turnovers created are clearly the two most important categories when it games to defense. Anyway, I hope Lacy is able to overcome the ankle injury and be back on the field ASAP. Im hoping for a good game on Christmas eve.

    —————————————

    Bradford was a #1 overall pick. Few people were questioning his ability, just his durability. The Packers had very little/no film on how he interacted with the Vikings skilled players.

    Think about how Dereck Anderson lit it up against the Falcons after the Falcons were able make Cam Newton look average.

  41. govikesskol says: Oct 10, 2016 11:45 PM

    beerbratscheese says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:21 PM
    govikesskol says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:09 PM

    Care to explain how the Vikings were lucky to catch the packers early? If anyone was lucky it was the packers getting to go up against bradford on his first start with the Vikings. Our offense has been improving each week, while the packers offense has yet to really get in a groove yet. Also, who compares defenses off of yards allowed per game? Points allowed as well as turnovers created are clearly the two most important categories when it games to defense. Anyway, I hope Lacy is able to overcome the ankle injury and be back on the field ASAP. Im hoping for a good game on Christmas eve.

    —————————————

    Bradford was a #1 overall pick. Few people were questioning his ability, just his durability. The Packers had very little/no film on how he interacted with the Vikings skilled players.

    Think about how Dereck Anderson lit it up against the Falcons after the Falcons were able make Cam Newton look average.
    ———————
    I’ve seen plenty of people refer to bradford as “bad-ford” or “bust-ford”, insinuating that he isn’t a good QB. His durability is something that can obviously be questioned based on his injury history though. It’s not like bradford is a rookie Qb, there is plenty of film on his habits and strengths. While I do agree that it is a bit of a disadvantage to not have any film on bradford in the Vikings offense, I would argue have 10 days of experience in a offense, with no game experience is a much bigger disadvantage.

    The Derek Anderson situation was more so of prevent defense by the Falcons in my opinion rather than being unprepared to play defense against him by the falcons.

  42. dinkydonkey says: Oct 11, 2016 5:41 AM

    God help the rest of the Nfl if the vikings ever win something, because we aint seen nothing yet from the fans if they do. They must be the most arrogant insufferable fans in the league, of a team that has won nothing.

  43. teal379 says: Oct 11, 2016 7:34 AM

    ariani1985 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:44 PM
    draft picks like this is what perennial playoff loserst do, or should I say second place losers do.

    Packers won more playoff games last year than the Vikings have in the last 6 COMBINED.

    In fact – they won more play off games last year than Zimmer has in his CAREER as a HC.

  44. gtodriver says: Oct 11, 2016 7:56 AM

    beerbratscheese says:

    Bradford was a #1 overall pick. Few people were questioning his ability, just his durability. The Packers had very little/no film on how he interacted with the Vikings skilled players.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The Packers had little/no film on how he interacted with the Vikings. True. But they had years of film on Bradford’s skillset.

    Bradford had little experience with the playbook and the players.

    In subsequent weeks, Bradford has improved, even though the opposing defenses had more film on him with the Vikings.

  45. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:52 AM

    We were all told the Packers were going to ruin our new stadium/home opener.

    Now all we hear are the excuses to why that didn’t happen.

    The times they are a changin’ in the NFC North.

  46. gtodriver says: Oct 11, 2016 9:59 AM

    teal379 says:

    Packers won more playoff games last year than the Vikings have in the last 6 COMBINED
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Last 6 playoff games for the Vikings include a victory over the Dallas Cowboys (31-3) and the Green Bay Packers (31-17).

    Oooppppssssss…..😀

  47. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:40 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:
    ——-
    The times they are a changin’ in the NFC North.
    —————-
    No. No they are not changing. The Packers players average age is 25.36. The 3rd YOUNGEST roster in the league. Again. The Vikings players average age is 26.58. The 2nd OLDEST roster in the league. Again. And this is not just back of the roster guys either. Green Bay’s starters are in the 5 youngest category too.

    Times are a’stayin the same. Green Bay will be good for a LOOOONG time yet. Deal with it.

  48. truthbetold109 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM
    And to add- there’s still no secondary. Why run when you can just throw the ball?
    ______________________________

    How did that work out for the Giants?

  49. 12to87 says: Oct 11, 2016 6:28 PM

    teal379 says:
    Packers won more playoff games last year than the Vikings have in the last 6 COMBINED
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Last 6 playoff games for the Vikings include a victory over the Dallas Cowboys (31-3) and the Green Bay Packers (31-17).

    Oooppppssssss…..😀
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Reading comprehension… teal meant the last 6 years, during which the Vikings are 0-2 in the playoffs. Granted I do realize only 1 was under Zimmer and they should have won that game.

    For all the crap Packers fans receive about reliving past success. you’re awfully excited about a playoff win over them in 2004.

  50. gtodriver says: Oct 11, 2016 7:50 PM

    12to87

    My reading comprehension is fine.

    teal’s post clearly stated “playoff games”.

    That may or may not be what he was attempting to say.

    But it sure is strange to pick the number 6 in either case.

    Why not pick a number like 10 or 25?

    Because it’s a known fact that the Packers went 25 full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs, much less winning a playoff game….

  51. stellarperformance says: Oct 11, 2016 8:16 PM

    gtodriver says:
    Oct 11, 2016 7:50 PM
    Because it’s a known fact that the Packers went 25 full regulation seasons without scoring a single TD in the playoffs, much less winning a playoff game….
    /////////////////////////////////////

    So what? What did the Vikings accomplish during the same period of time? During the seventies and eighties they went 14-15 and 15-14 against each other. Was that impressive for you? Keep in mind, the Packers gave the division to the Vikings on a silver platter and they did nothing with it.

    I take that back…….. the Vikings went out and set an all-time NFL record for postseason losses, more than any team since the league began and they did it in record time. In fact, not only do the Vikings own the all-time record for postseason losses, they also own the record for one-and-done postseason appearances. That’s brutal.

    If your point is futility, the Vikings are hands-down, proven, champions.

    You remind me of an elderly neighbor from years ago…….who possessed one memory.

  52. gtodriver says: Oct 11, 2016 9:38 PM

    stellarperformance says:

    So what? What did the Vikings accomplish during the same period of time?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    What did they accomplish?

    Well, there were 13 NFC Central/North Championships, 4 NFC Championships and 1 NFL Championship.

    The Vikings won as many playoff games in that 25 year stretch as the Packers did from 1968 – 2007 (that’s 40 seasons).

    It was during this time period that the Viking/Packer game became known as the Packers Super Bowl – because the Packers weren’t able to actually make the playoffs for so long.

  53. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:48 AM

    GTO –

    Wrong again dude. Our biggest rivals always have been and always will be the Bears. You are the most hated rivals – but only because you’re clearly the most annoying.

    We actually respect Bears fans (and the Bears organization). Our “Super Bowl” in those lean years was the Bears games. Not the ones against the team that wears purple.

  54. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 12, 2016 12:35 PM

    truthbetold109 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM
    mnvikes1961 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    And to add- there’s still no secondary. Why run when you can just throw the ball?
    ______________________________

    How did that work out for the Giants?
    ____________

    When an un-pressured Eli can’t hit a wide-open teammate for an easy TD- not so well. Do you remember that play? Do you remember just how wide open this player was? There were others too- maybe not for easy touchdowns- but at least to pick up a first down here and there and keep drives alive. Once again- the Packers secondary leaves MUCH to be desired.

    Eli throwing terribly had absolutely nothing to do with pressure or the Packers secondary. But I think it’s funny how you try to make it sound like it was the Packers defense that made Eli throw poor passes- Eli just flat-out blew.

    Eli is not the QB he once was- just like the once mighty Aaron Rodgers.

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