Eddie Lacy Injury: Updates on Packers RB's Concussion
Eddie Lacy was injured in the first quarter of the Green Bay Packers' Week 2 matchup against the Washington Redskins.
According to the Packers' Twitter account, the rookie running back was hit hard by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.
Lacy was inactive for Week 3, but is active for Week 5 in the team's first game after their bye week.
UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 6
Eddie Lacy is active for Week 5, according to the Green Bay Packers.
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 30
From Rob Demovsky of ESPN:
RBs Eddie Lacy (concussion) and Johnathan Franklin (foot) both practiced today for the #Packers after the bye but James Stark (knee) did not— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 30, 2013
MM on Lacy: Eddie practiced well today. He's full go and I think the week off definitely helped him.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 30, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 24
Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette confirms Eddie Lacy expects to play in Week 5 following the team's bye:
When [Eddie] Lacy returns, he’s planning to be back on the field for the Packers’ first game after the bye week against Detroit on Oct. 6.
“Yeah,” Lacy replied when asked if he’ll be back. “Since I wasn’t cleared, I had no intention of playing, but I have a bye week to still get right. When I get back, we’ll see where I go from there.”
Packers coach Mike McCarthy hoped Lacy might be able to suit up against the Bengals despite missing the entire week of practice, but Lacy said it was decided Saturday he wouldn’t play after failing his concussion test.
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 22
From Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:
Seems two banged up RBs -- Eddie Lacy and Mark Ingram -- are both unlikely to play. Lacy does have a glimmer of hope tho.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20:
From the Packers' official Twitter feed:
McCarthy-Thought there was a chance for Eddie Lacy to practice today, still going through concussion protocol. (questionable) #Packers— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 20, 2013
From Jason Wilde of ESPN:
McCarthy on Lacy: "It's not ideal for a rookie to go through the week without any preparation and play in the game."— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) September 20, 2013
From Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Post-Gazette:
McCarthy: Lacy still has chance to play. Will make call on Saturday.— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 19
From Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
MM: Eddie Lacy took a step in protocol today. See where he is tomorrow. He has to practice tomorrow to have a chance.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) September 19, 2013
MM: With bye coming up, doesn't affect my plan on who plays. If you're ready to play, you'll play.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) September 19, 2013
From Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
MM: Medical staff still feels (Lacy) has a good opportunity.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 19, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com provides quotes from Mike McCarthy:
MM: Eddie Lacy's making progress, seems to be doing fine, going through the protocol.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 18, 2013
MM: We'll see how his test goes tomorrow.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 18, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 18
From Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com:
#Packers RB Eddie Lacy attended practice but didn't participate, which suggests he's made some progress thru the concussion recovery process— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 18, 2013
Here's RB Eddie Lacy at practice but not practicing. Update on his status (concussion) later this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/PKuKLGDsUP— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 18, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette confirmed that Eddie Lacy underwent a concussion test yesterday and passed along a statement from Packers head coach Mike McCarthy discussing the rookie's injury:
Lacy underwent additional testing for his concussion Monday, which is required by the NFL. McCarthy said he wouldn’t have an update on Lacy’s condition until Wednesday.
McCarthy said he didn’t talk to Lacy on Monday but saw him after the game. “I thought he looked good,” said McCarthy.
Vandermause continued to speculate on Lacy's upcoming availability:
It’s plausible Lacy won’t be able to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The NFL requires that players with concussions must pass a series of tests before they are allowed to practice.
The most likely scenario for Lacy’s return is that he would sit out Sunday, get an additional week of rest with the Packers’ Week 4 bye and return for the home game against Detroit on Oct. 6.
Even if Lacy is 100 percent by then, the Packers likely would ease him back into the lineup, meaning [James] Starks would share the load.
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 16
NFL.com has video of the hit that sidelined Eddie Lacy during yesterday's game vs. Washington:
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com thought Meriweather could be looking at retrospective punishment after what looked to be a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Just saw Brandon Meriweather's hit on Eddie Lacy that knocked him silly. Think he may be hearing from the league on that one. Head on.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2013
In the immediate aftermath, Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports reported Lacy was headed to the locker room for further evaluation.
Looks like Eddie Lacy is heading back to the locker room.— Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) September 15, 2013
Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the second-round pick suffered a concussion and will miss the rest of the game.
Eddie Lacy is out for the game (concussion).— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 15, 2013
This injury could be a big blow to the Packers offense. The former Alabama star was carrying big expectations into the season. He was Green Bay's leading rusher in its Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, recording 41 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
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