Eddie Lacy’s availability for Thursday night’s game is looking bleak.
The Green Bay Packers running back has been battling through an ankle injury he suffered Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Lacy toughed out last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but was clearly bothered by his ankel. Green Bay’s No. 1 running back had 65 yards on 17 carries.
The running back has 360 yards on 71 carries this season.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday the Alabama product could miss several weeks and his injury is more than just a sprained ankle.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said it’ll take a miracle for Lacy to play Thursday versus the Chicago Bears. McCarthy stated that it would take a “wonderful, great 24 hours” for Lacy to be on the field this week, according to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo.
Perhaps Green Bay’s trade to acquire running back Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs gave us some insight about Lacy’s status.
Davis will likely be asked to step in right away. Green Bay’s No. 2 running back, James Starks, is out for four weeks with a knee injury. There’s a good possibility Davis will carry the load for the Packers for the next few weeks.
Update: Packers announced later on Wednesday that Eddie Lacy will not play vs. Chicago.