GREEN BAY—Packers running back Eddie Lacy didn’t practice all week, but he still has a chance to be medically cleared for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.
Lacy is listed as questionable on the injury report with a concussion, which he sustained on his first carry against Washington last Sunday.
Mike McCarthy announced earlier this week that
“We still have time,” McCarthy said. “The doctors are evaluating, going through the protocol. I know Eddie wants to play, so we’ll see what happens.”
McCarthy added that Lacy was part of the game-planning discussions earlier this week with the coaching staff, believing there was a “good chance” he’d be able to practice before week’s end. That’s an indication of how close he is to getting cleared but, if he plays, he’ll be doing so without any reps since that one carry last Sunday.
“It’s not ideal for a rookie to go through the week without any preparation and then play in the game, no question about it,” McCarthy said. “I’m not excited about it. But we want 46 players we feel give us the best chance to beat the Cincinnati Bengals.”
Also in the offensive backfield, fullback
The Packers often use tight ends as fullbacks, so with Kuhn unlikely to play, some of his duties would fall to
After all, it was Quarless throwing one of the key blocks on Starks’ 32-yard TD run against the Redskins.
“He’s pretty solid at that spot,” Kuhn said of Quarless. “He knows what he’s doing, coming from the backfield. ’Drew has been a good blocker, a steady blocker since he got here. I know they feel comfortable with him.”
Three players have been ruled out for the Packers, all in the secondary and all with hamstring injuries. Safety
“I feel with the 48 hours of treatment (he’ll be fine),” McCarthy said. “Just being cautious.”Additional coverage - Sept. 20