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.