There’s been word that Packers running back Eddie Lacy will miss multiple weeks as a result of the ankle injury he’s been dealing with since Week Five, although a league source told PFT that is “speculation” at this point and that nothing has been determined with Lacy seeking other medical opinions.
That was pretty much the word from Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday as well. McCarthy didn’t rule Lacy out for this week’s game and said that he’s “made a little bit of progress,” although he conceded that it will be a stretch for him to play against the Bears on Thursday night.
“He’s going to have to have a wonderful, great 24 hours to play in the game,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but he will be working in the large rehab group today.”
With Lacy looking like a no-go for Thursday, the Packers will be working to get the newly acquired Knile Davis up to speed. McCarthy called him a “natural” on the field after one practice and said he thought Davis would be “fine” despite the large amount of information he needs to absorb in a short period of time.
Wide receivers Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb could also see time in the backfield and the Packers could elevate Don Jackson from the practice squad before kickoff.