Packers-Bills Injury Report: Thursday

The Packers are hopeful that Friday's day off will help Eddie Lacy get ready for Sunday's game at Buffalo. Lacy said if he can deal with the pain without setting back the team, he'll be on the field (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY)

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited participation for Thursday’s practice with the hip injury sustained against Atlanta on Monday.

“He participated in the drill work and went through the teaching periods,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s making progress.”

Lacy agreed about making progress after, as he put it, he ran into "two big dudes" late in Monday's game.

"It all depends on how my body feels," said Lacy, who played through a sprained ankle late last season. "If I can go out and play through that pain without setting the team back or putting the team at a disadvantage, I’ll go out and do that. If not, then I’m not going to risk that."

As has been the case throughout the season, the team will not practice on Friday. That will give Lacy an extra day to recuperate before Saturday’s light practice and Sunday’s game at Buffalo.

“I think everybody responds clearly after a high-tempo practice and the workload is the highest of the week in the Thursday practices,” McCarthy said, “so the opportunity to recover from them, I think everybody benefits from it. They feel good about their bodies. It’s been helpful and that leads to a better Saturday practice.”

The outlook isn’t as bright for cornerback Davon House, who sustained a shoulder injury when landing on Atlanta’s Julio Jones during a fourth-quarter pass breakup. McCarthy said House is having more testing done on Friday and perhaps Saturday to check the severity of the injury.

“We’ll let you know tomorrow,” McCarthy said of House’s prospects of playing on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers

PLAYERPOSINJURYWEDTHUFRISTATUS
Davon HouseCBShoulderDNPDNP
Eddie LacyRBHipLimitedLimited
T.J. LangGAnkleLimitedLimited
Jamari LattimoreLBAnkleDNPDNP
Nick PerryLBShoulderFullLimited
Josh SittonGToeLimitedLimited

Buffalo Bills

PLAYERPOSINJURYWEDTHUFRISTATUS
Dan CarpenterKGroinLimitedLimited
Stefan CharlesDTQuadLimitedLimited
Chris GraggTEAnkleDNPDNP
Chris HairstonTIllnessDNPNot listed
Da’Norris SearcySHamstringDNPLimited
Mario WilliamsDEIllnessDNPNot listed
Mike WilliamsWRCalfDNPDNP
Jarius WynnDEKneeLimitedLimited

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