Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered an ankle injury in last week’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, and the rookie out of Alabama was able to finish the rest of the game. Lacy, however, was unable to practice on either Wednesday or Thursday, but neither of those days were targeted for his return to practice, anyway. The Packers never truly doubted his status for this week’s game, and today’s practice was always going to be the deciding factor regarding his chances of facing the Dallas Cowboys.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Rob Demovsky, Eddie Lacy returned to practice today, which means that he is a lock to play on Sunday. With Aaron Rodgers’s status in full question, Lacy is going to be counted on to shoulder the workload on offense with Matt Flynn at the helm, though Flynn is perfectly capable of playing well against the Cowboys porous secondary.
It’s great to hear that Lacy is back at practice, and I would be surprised if this ankle injury keeps him out of this week’s game. He is obviously a must-start for fantasy owners and should have a fantastic game against the Cowboys defense. A favorite for the Rookie of the Year award, Lacy has 887 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, and hopefully the injury doesn’t limit his effectiveness.