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Eddie Lacy could play in Packers vs Chiefs Monday Night Football game

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On the back of watching star running back Eddie Lacy leave Sunday night's game against the Seahawks injured after just three rushing attempts, Green Bay Packers fans were fearing the worst.

Even with x-ray results on the ankle issue coming back negative last night, there was, until now, no timetable on the Pro Bowler's return.


Monday afternoon though provided a positive update for the Wisconsin franchise, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport revealing Lacy could actually be in line to play in next week's Monday Night Football encounter against the Kansas City Chiefs.


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Although Lacy's backup, James Starks, did well in his absence last night, the update will provide a huge boost for the franchise as they look to build on a promising 2-0 start to the 2015 season.

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With the team's number one wide receiver, Jordy Nelson, having been ruled out of the campaign before it had even begun, losing their other main offensive weapon for any considerable time would have been a bitter pill to swallow.

In 2014, Lacy racked up 1,139 yards and scored nine touchdowns and there are high expectations that the third-year back can replicate that form this time around.

Lucky escape

Of course, although Rapoport is rarely wrong in these situations, there is no certainty that Lacy will be back to his usual role by this time next week.

Still, it appears the franchise have dodged a bullet on a weekend that saw a number of high-profile names go down with serious injuries.

Packers fans: Have you been impressed with your team so far in 2015, if not, why not? Have your say in the comments below...

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