Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has revealed that running back Eddie Lacy will be ready to play on Sunday despite being listed as limited in practice on Thursday.
The Packers' power running back suffered asthma problems last week in the second quarter of the Packers win against Dallas Cowboys, but despite suffering a sore knee complication in practice, which forced McCarthy to pull him on Thursday, the Packers' coach expects Lacy to be raring to go come Sunday.
Although Lacy had a slow start to the season, it recent weeks he has really come to the fore. In Lacy's last five game he's average over five yards a carry in four contests.
Just a precaution
Packers fans may still be worried that he won't be able to take the field at Seattle's Century Link Field on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, but McCarthy's words should ease those fears.
"Eddie [Lacy] has got a sore knee. He was having a little trouble so I just pulled him halfway through. He'll be ready to go on Sunday, I was just nervous," Mike McCarthy told reporters after practice.
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Ready to play
Lacy is not the only Packers' injury worry ahead of their huge clash with the Seahawks, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers also under duress.
Headed into last weekend, the Packers signal-caller was a doubt because of a calf injury and this week the injury is still troubling him slightly in practice. McCarthy wouldn't offer much on Rodgers in his press conference on Thursday and only added, "He's [Rodgers is] getting ready to play."
The Packers will need both Lacy and Rodgers at their best as they go against the NFL's best defense on their own turf.
Rodgers and the Packers are well versed in winning on the road in the playoffs, with the Packers most recent Super Bowl win coming thanks to four straight victories away from Lambeau Field. For Rodgers to pick up his second title he needs just two huge performances in the coming weeks. Easier said than done that's for sure.