GREEN BAY - Through the first half of Sunday night’s game, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was on pace to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games for only the second time in his career.
He entered halftime with 77 yards on nine carries, and that was without touching the football in the final eight minutes of the second quarter. Lacy was a healthy scratch to end the half, staying on the sideline while the Packers used backup James Starks in their two-minute offense.
He didn’t stay healthy, though.
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On his second carry after halftime, Lacy injured his left ankle while running for 2 yards on the right side. He limped to the sideline and spent the bulk of the quarter on the training table. Lacy’s ankle was heavily taped, and he tried to test his ankle around the bench area, but he was unable to return.
“It is frustrating,” Lacy said after finishing with 11 carries for 81 yards, “but it happens. Injuries are a part of the game. It’s still early, but it’s definitely frustrating. Especially when you’re doing good, and you want to keep going but you can’t.”
Lacy was able to walk unassisted after the game.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Lacy's injury didn't appear too serious, but he did not say he was a guarantee to play this week.
"Eddie’s had some tests done, so we really won’t know until he hits the field tomorrow," McCarthy said of a personal workout. "So I would say it’s not serious. But I don’t know what his status is for this week."
McCarthy also said that receiver Randall Cobb, who was hit in the neck late in the game, was sore but didn't appear to be worse for wear.
"Well, it didn’t look very good," McCarthy said of the hit from Giants safety Landon Collins. "It didn’t look very good live and it didn’t look very good on film. Unnecessary, but he’s going to be fine."
Lacy said his goal is to be ready for the Packers’ next game against the Dallas Cowboys.
“I’m a pretty tough person,” Lacy said. “I should be all right.”