Packers RB Eddie Lacy Goes Through ‘Majority’ of Practice

Packers running back Eddie Lacy took more reps than expected at Friday's practice.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy exceeded his coach’s expectations on Friday.

Before practice, Mike McCarthy said Lacy would go through individual drills as a way to test his injured right ankle. After practice, Lacy said he took a “few” team reps.

“I definitely went through the majority of practice,” said Lacy, who was injured on the first series of Sunday night’s win over Seattle. “I felt good enough to be able to keep going longer than what was expected though. It's cool.”

That’s a sign that Lacy will be ready to go for Monday night’s home game against Kansas City, so long as he doesn’t take a step backward following Friday’s workload. The Packers do not practice on Saturday and will have a light workout on Sunday before Monday’s game.

As a rookie in 2013, Lacy sustained an ankle injury against Atlanta in Week 13. He didn’t miss a game and finished the season with games of 20, 21, 15, 21 and 21 carries. However, Lacy was able to stay in that Atlanta game. Against Seattle, Lacy was unable to return after being carted to the locker room.

That he at least practiced points to Lacy trying to power through this injury, just like he did as a rookie.

“It's definitely important to be out there (for practice),” Lacy said, “because it's always continuing to stay on the same page with the other guys that are out there. But when you have certain types of injuries, it becomes more mental than actually being out there. That's when you spend a little more time in the film room and your playbook, because you're not getting those reps at practice but you still have to be on the same page at the game.”

Meanwhile, receiver Davante Adams also practiced on Friday as he tries to return from his own ankle injury. He was injured during the second quarter against Seattle but returned to the game after halftime.

“I started off with some tape on there, decided to take that off just to take a little pressure off. It didn’t feel too bad but we’ve still got a few days left,” Adams said, adding later: “We’re trying to see how it feels. It could feel a world different tomorrow or the same, so we’ll just see.”

Quarterbacks/receivers coach Alex Van Pelt said he thought Adams would be ready for Monday.

Adams played most of the second half with the injury and caught one pass for 6 yards.

“My adrenaline, really,” Adams said when asked how he fought through the injury. “It got rolled up on pretty good, but I was watching from the training room and it’s hard for me to sit there and watch the game. In practice yesterday, it was hard for me to watch my team go without me being out there. It just pushed me to get back in there. After the game, overnight it got a lot more sore and a lot more swelling. I’m just trying to do what I’ve got to do now so I can get right.”

Packers injury report
Player (injury): Status for Thursday, Friday.
WR Davante Adams (ankle): DNP, Limited
T Bryan Bulaga (knee): DNP, DNP
S Morgan Burnett (calf): Not listed, Limited
WR Randall Cobb (shoulder): Full, Full
CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring): DNP, DNP
RB Eddie Lacy (ankle): DNP, Limited
LB Mike Neal (groin): Limited, DNP

Chiefs injury report
Player (injury): Status for Thursday, Friday.
OL Jeff Allen (knee): Full, Full.
T Eric Fisher (ankle): Full, Full.
TE Demetrius Harris (foot): Full, Full.
WR Jeremy Maclin (knee): Full, No longer listed.
LB Josh Mauga (Achilles): Full, Full.
T Donald Stephenson (ankle): Full, Full.
WR De’Anthony Thomas (ankle): Full, Full.
RB Charcandrick West (Achilles): Full, Full.
WR Albert Wilson (shoulder): Full, Full.


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