Green Bay Packers star running back Eddie Lacy didn’t last long in Sunday night’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. Lacy injured his ankle early in the win and never returned, finishing his week two contest with just nine rushing yards on three carries. Despite sitting the rest of the game out, Lacy still has a chance to suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs in week three on Monday Night Football.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2015
Lacy’s x-rays came back negative and he avoided the dreaded “high ankle sprain”, so the news is good for a Packers team that loves to maintain offensive balance. James Starks filled in for Lacy as the main rusher the rest of the way on Sunday night, and would do so again if Lacy is unable to go in week three.
Nothing to see here really, as the Packers simply held Lacy out as a precaution and he didn’t suffer a serious injury. The smart thing to do may be to just hold him out one week, but it sounds like Lacy should be OK to face the Chiefs. It’s not a great matchup, but Lacy will be at home and in season long leagues absolutely would still need to be in starting lineups. James Starks would be worth picking up off the waiver wire in the event Lacy sat, while he’d definitely be a fun daily fantasy football play (he’d be super cheap), as well.