The Packers are to be without their workhorse running back for the rest of the season.
Eddie Lacy had apparently been playing with an ankle injury for an extended time, with there being questions as to whether he would play against the Dallas Cowboys last week. He did, gaining 65 yards on 17 carries.
Apparently, Lacy and the team were under the impression it was a simple sprain, but Lacy is scheduled to have surgery after getting a second opinion from an outside doctor. Sources had reported that it was more than a sprain and he would likely miss several weeks, but the surgery and IR was only revealed on Thursday, when Lacy was ruled out of the Packers’ game against Chicago the same night.
Lacy is also back up to somewhere between 255-265 pounds again, which is understandable with his ankle injury, but it still remains a point of contention with Lacy, the team, fans, and media alike as to whether or not it drastically effects his performance. Lacy had lost all the weight the team asked him to when he reported to training camp, and he was averaging a career high 5.1 yards per carry this season.
The Packers traded for Kansas City RB Knile Davis in anticipation of a possible Lacy injury, and will keep the ball in his hands, as the team’s secondary running back James Starks recovers from a knee surgery that will keep him sidelined for at least four weeks, according to reports.