Posted: 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
By Jack Choros
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) participated in the team's practice on both Monday and Wednesday, according to a report by Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Lacy had rushed for 51 yards on 15 carries including his first career touchdown this season before being injured against the Washington Redskins in Week 2.
Fantasy impact: Although teammate James Starks put together a solid effort against the Redskins after Lacy departed in Week 2, he to has dealt with his share of injuries this season, most notably to his knee. Starks is expected to be inactive against the Lions this week and did not practice Wednesday, Vandermause confirmed.
With Green Bay's backfield being hit with the injury bug, it's been a while since they had consistent production from the running game and even when they do, the fact still remains they are a pass first team. That said, Lacy is one of their top draft choices and there is no doubt that he is still the go to guy for the Packers in the rushing attack.
It sometimes takes a while for players to come back from concussions, but Lacy doesn't necessarily have a history of them and it looks like he's on solid ground and expected to make a speedy return to, most likely against the Lions in Week 5. Fantasy owners are advised to stay posted to injury reports as Sunday's game creeps closer.