Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) is carted off the field
after being injured during an NFL football game against the
Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Lambeau Field in
Green Bay, Wis.
GREEN BAY — An extra day between
games for the Green Bay Packers could be of help to an injured Eddie
A day after the Packers lost Lacy to an
ankle injury, coach Mike McCarthy wasn't ruling out his star running
back from returning to the field later this week and playing.
"Eddie Lacy wants to play
football. I don't think there's any question about that,"
McCarthy said Monday night. "So if Eddie can go, he'll go."
Lacy suffered the injury to his right
ankle in the Packers' 27-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday
McCarthy said Lacy was in for medical
treatment earlier Monday at the team's Lambeau Field facilities.
With the 2-0 Packers' next game not
until next Monday against the Kansas City Chiefs, they won't hold
their first practice of the week until Thursday.
McCarthy suggested Lacy could get back
on the field by then.
"We'll see how he moves around
Thursday," McCarthy said. "I think any time you have ankle
injuries, particularly with the perimeter players, until they get out
there and hit the practice field whether it's in the pre-practice, we
really won't know."
Lacy appeared to get injured during the
Packers' 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in the first possession of
Sunday's game when he was tackled from behind by Seattle linebacker
K.J. Wright on a run play to the outside.
Lacy didn't return to the game and was
taken to the locker room on a cart later in the first quarter.
As a rookie in 2013, Lacy suffered an
injury to the same right ankle in the final month of the regular
Despite having to move around in a
walking boot on non-game days, Lacy was able to finish that season
without missing a game. He set single-season team records by a rookie
with 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns rushing.
McCarthy couldn't say whether the
degree of Lacy's latest injury and his prognosis is similar to what
occurred two years ago.
"It's a medical decision,"
McCarthy said. "There's a process that goes on with every player
that goes through this, and it'll be no different with Eddie."
James Starks filled in for Lacy the
rest of the way Sunday and finished with 95 yards on 20 carries as he
overcame an early fumble on a pass play.
McCarthy praised the unselfish
contributions from Starks since he gained prominence as a rookie
during the Packers' playoff run to the Super Bowl title in 2010 after
he sat out the first half of the season with a hamstring injury.
"We could play 50-50 with Eddie
and James if we had to," McCarthy said. "I have a lot of
respect for James Starks."
NOTES: McCarthy said WR Davante Adams
was feeling better Monday. Adams suffered an ankle injury in the
second quarter of Sunday's game. He returned to the game after
halftime. "We'll see how he moves Thursday," McCarthy said.
... The Packers placed DT Josh Boyd on injured reserve and signed LB
Joe Thomas off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. Boyd, a third-year
pro, had to be carted off the field after sustaining an ankle injury
in the first half Sunday. Thomas, a first-year player, spent time on
Green Bay's practice squad last season and was cut by the team at the
end of the preseason this year before he signed with the Cowboys.