GREEN BAY – Eddie Lacy didn’t practice Wednesday and won’t practice Thursday, but the Green Bay Packers are hoping that the sprained ankle Lacy suffered at the end of the first half of last week’s victory over Atlanta won’t keep him out of Sunday’s game at Dallas.
Coach Mike McCarthy, who bristled Monday at the suggestion that he may have erred in how he handled the final 15 seconds of the first half, which culminated in Lacy spraining his right ankle, said Lacy rehabbed Wednesday and will do so again Thursday.
Here is the full, official injury report from Wednesday:
Asked what the plan was with Lacy, McCarthy said the rookie running back, who ranks ninth in the NFL in rushing with 887 yards, will “be evaluated Friday. It looks like the projection is he may practice some on Friday.”
Meanwhile, despite having two of the team’s top three inside linebackers sitting out, McCarthy indicated he wasn’t concerned. When Jones and Lattimore left last week’s game against the Falcons, the Packers were forced to play their dime defense because they ran out of inside linebackers who were prepared enough to play.
“I feel good about Brad and Jamari. The practices, we’ll be smart with them throughout the week,” McCarthy said. “Our medical staff was pretty confident with them.”
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