Packers RB Eddie Lacy seeking second opinion on injured ankle

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is seeking a second opinion on his injured left ankle.

A source told PFT’s Mike Florio that Lacy will be seeing Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte for the follow-up assessment. No final prognosis has been determined and “anything else is speculation.”

The NFL Network reported earlier Tuesday evening that Lacy was slated to miss several weeks due to the injury.

With James Starks already out due to injury, the Packers traded for Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis on Tuesday. The Packers sent a conditional seventh-round pick in 2018 to the Chiefs in exchange for Davis.

With a Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears upcoming, the Packers don’t have much time to get their running back situation sorted out.

44 responses to “Packers RB Eddie Lacy seeking second opinion on injured ankle

  1. Evidently, Eddie doesn’t trust the Packers team physician.

    This may be more serious than what the Packers have let on.

    Ted Thompson was last seen looking for Ray Rice….

  2. I can’t believe the Bears/Packers “rivalry” is still a thing. Seriously, could there be a more boring matchup? It’s been decades since both teams were good at the same time (no, 2010 doesn’t count- that’s one season).

  3. When was the picture taken that you are using? Maybe his rookie year? Right now he looks to be about 40 pounds heavier than he does at that time.
    Has to be tough on the ankles.

  4. Wow. Heal up Eddie. Lacy has shown to be the most effective offensive skill-position player so far this year. Here’s to hoping Knile Davis pulls a Sam Bradford for a few weeks while holding down the fort.

  5. That is what you get for gambling on going with only two RB’s. I could see this one coming last summer. Every year injuries wreck the Packers.

  6. Opinions are like buttholes. We all have one and we all think everybody else’s stinks.

  7. For as much **** as people talk about him, Lacy is a big part of Green Bay’s offensive production, both moving the chains and setting up manageable situations on 3rd down, especially with Aaron Rodgers stuck in Neutral. Without Lacy, things could get EVEN UGLIER really fast for the cheese-head’s offense.

  8. Why did I take Lacy in the 2nd round in fantasy? First, why did he have a 2nd round grade to begin with? Forget overweight issues and consider he doesn’t catch footballs in the back field and doesn’t find the end zone regularly either,
    These “fantasy experts” should find another job. Lacy should had been graded at 6th rounder at best.

  9. this cant be good…

    i dont see it being leaked that he wants a second opinion for something thats only gonna keep him out for a couple weeks.

    my bet is the IR-happy pack are trying to stash him on IR and being in a contract year, eddie wants no part of it. so his agent leaks that they are seeking a 2nd opinion.

    stay tuned…

  10. So let me get this straight. Both Mike McChumlee and Ted knew Eddie had a bad ankle. They knew Starks wasn’t playing. Instead of bringing up a practice squad RB they decide to roll with a hobbling Lacy and a WR at RB. Eddie injures himself further and will now miss several weeks and likely have an ankle issue for the rest of the season forcing Ted to trade midseason. This is 100% on McChumlee and Ted. How in the World do you go into a game with only one RB is clearly playing hurt? Ted has made some extremely strange moves this year. McChumlee needs to go and Ted shouldn’t be far behind. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone.

  11. How does a team only carry TWO halfbacks? Most teams have 2 halfbacks as the starter(s). Even if Lacy is the head guy, theres no excuse to only having 1 guy behind him on the depth chart.

  12. I’m going to save him and the Packers a lot of time and render my second opinion…

    You weight too much for your ankles homey.

    See how easy that was? And I don’t even own a medical degree

  13. Another Lacy story and another comment section full of fat jokes. Let’s ignore the fact that he was actually very effective when playing this year of course. Nothing makes people who hate their own lives happier than tearing down someone else.

  14. Let’s face it, Eddie played injured in the game against Dallas. They probably shot up his ankle to numb it so he couldn’t tell that he was extending the injury. Well he extended the injury. What’s wrong with those team doctors, is my question?

  15. They need to sign DuJuan Harris off the 49ers practice squad before the 49ers activate him. He knows the offense and started playoff games for the Packers.

    He was going to be the #2 back over Starks in 2013 before he got hurt at the end of preseason.

  16. Wow, between all the uninformed speculation and the fat jokes, that was a fun read. As far as getting a second opinion, any doctor worth his salt will suggest a patient seek a second opinion if they have any concern about the diagnosis. Given the financial implications for a professional athlete, a second opinion on anything more than a hangnail should be standard.

  17. “Not one packer fan thumping his chest about the past???

    Hilarious!!!!!!”

    That’s because the comments are all from Vikings fans, as per usual.

  18. Attention trolls… Lacy was averaging over 5 yds/carry this year. Hard to call him out for being ineffective especially with Rodgers mediocre play thus far.

    McKinnon 3.1
    Asiata 2.9
    Peterson 1.6

    Now those are terrible numbers! That defense is only going to carry you so far especially when(not if) Bradford gets hurt.

  19. pkrlvr says:
    Oct 19, 2016 9:33 AM

    Another Lacy story and another comment section full of fat jokes. Let’s ignore the fact that he was actually very effective when playing this year of course. Nothing makes people who hate their own lives happier than tearing down someone else.
    Attention trolls… Lacy was averaging over 5 yds/carry this year. Hard to call him out for being ineffective especially with Rodgers mediocre play thus far.

    McKinnon 3.1
    Asiata 2.9
    Peterson 1.6
    ——————————————————–
    Yes, if effective you mean Lacy averaging 14 carries a game and count’em 0, I mean 0 touch down, truly one of the greats. James Starks is averaging 1.8 yards per carry with 0 tds
    Oh heck Asiata and Mckinnen scored 3 tds together and the vikes Oline is decimated by injuries whats your excuse? Vikes still average more points per game then the pack and heres the neat thing, tell Denver and Seattle defenses don’t matter an cant last.

  20. The Packers’ running game has out-performed the Vikings’ running game three prior years in a row and again this year, and at less than 30% of the cost.

  21. OVERWEIGHT as long as he is overweight he will have trouble with his ankle. He runs hard but his body can not take the stress he puts on it. He will never go a entire season without injury unless he looses weight and conditions his body. He gets paid millions of dollars and can’t perform so the packers should tell him loose weight, perform or let him go. There immediate need is running back but they have one of the best passers in the league and no receivers that can get open. Nelson is shot and cant get open they don’t play abadarious and the other so called receivers have bad hands or no talent.

  22. stellarperformance says:

    The Packers’ running game has out-performed the Vikings’ running game three prior years in a row and again this year, and at less than 30% of the cost.
    —————

    Except they haven’t outperformed the Vikings running game in any of the past 3 years.

    In 2014, the Packers tied the Vikings in YPC per NFL.com. In 2013 and 2015 the Vikings outperformed the Packers.

    Do you just make things up as you go along?

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