Green Bay Packers' running-back Eddie Lacy will replacement reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl this year for the NFC, reports NBC sports.
Peterson has been forced out of the game with multiple injuries, including groin and foot ailments. This season the Vikings' premier running-back was still a threat, but injuries certainly held him back.
What is no:28's loss is Lacy's gain, with the rookie going to the big-game after an impressive season. The powerful back rushed for 1,178 yards this season, with an impressive record of 11 touchdowns in his first season in the league.
The former Alabama player was the Packers featured back for most of the season, and his play was reminiscent of Marshawn Lynch, with his strength coming from his physical running.
This style of play led to him scoring in nine out of the last 11 regular season games for the Cheeseheads, as his team relied on him with QB Aaron Rodgers injured for a portion of the year.
The other tailbacks in the Pro Bowl for the NFC will be the Eagles' LeSean McCoy and the Bears' Matt Forte.