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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Packers Injury Update: Eddie Lacy likely to play Week 2

By on 9/11/2014 10:30:00 AM

Injuries were added to insult when the Green Bay Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, with a couple key players coming out of the game banged up. While offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee, running back Eddie Lacy has made excellent progress through the league's concussion protocol and is expected to play against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy could practice on Thursday, which would go a long way toward clarifying his status ahead of Friday's official injury report. Having 10 days between games has certainly helped Lacy be ready to go, and it's safe to say if the Packers had been on a normal schedule between their first two games of the season there's a very good chance he would be inactive on Sunday.

Lacy still has to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can be declared fit to play, and it's worth noting he missed a game with a concussion last season. That said, barring an unforeseen setback in the next few days, Lacy should be on the field and ready for a primary role during Green Bay's home opener late Sunday afternoon.

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