The early prognosis is good for Eddie Lacy.
The green Bay Packers running back Lacy sustained an ankle injury in Sunday night’s 23-16 win over the New York Giants. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that he “wouldn’t say it’s serious”, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Prior to injuring his ankle, Lacy made some noise in the backfield, running for 81 yards on 11 carries.
In the locker room following Sunday’s game Lacy didn’t believe his ankle would keep him out for long.
“I can walk on it, which is good,” Lacy said, per ESPN.com. “We’ll see how it is going into next week.”
Lacy has played well this season. The Alabama product focused on slimming down and eating better during the offseason. The fourth-year running back has 295 yards on 55 carries. He’s averaging 5.5 yards per clip.
Lacy’s availability this week will be key for the Packers. James Starks is a more than capable option at running back but Lacy and Starks gives Green Bay versatility at the position.
Green Bay (3-1) hosts the surging Dallas Cowboys (4-1) on Sunday.