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Eddie Lacy expects to play Sunday

Ryan Wood
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

It’s uncertain how many carries Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will get Sunday, but he’ll be available.

Green Bay Packers running backs James Starks (44) and Eddie Lacy (27) celebrate Lacy's first quarter touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field.

Lacy said his injured groin that kept him out of last week’s game against the Detroit Lions won’t prevent him from playing Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings. He was a full participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, moving in a “positive direction” after being limited last week.

“I was able to make cuts at the line,” Lacy said, “but when it came to opening up and bursting downfield, I didn’t feel as comfortable with it. But (Thursday), I was able to do that.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said James Starks will start Sunday’s game, with Lacy getting the second series. It’s unclear how snaps and carries will be distributed for the rest of the game.

Lacy hasn’t lobbied for carries since losing his starting job last week. when asked Thursday, he said it’s important to earn a more substantial role on the field.

“I think just making the most of every opportunity we get,” Lacy said. “I feel as though when we get the ball, if we make the most of it, there’s a chance we may be able to continue to run and continue to get more opportunities.”

-rwood@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood