Green Bay Packers Runningback Eddie Lacy can be called many different descriptions, but he has received a new one today that not many people would have expected.
Lacy has been severely limited in the last two days training due to an eye irritation which was caused by his contact lenses.
Lacy described himself as blind and displayed an inability to see across the room in a moment that would make Packers fans worry.
Lacy has been a key part of the Packers incredibly effective offense this year and a problem with his sight could seriously harm their team.
They are chasing the #1 seed in the NFC and home field advantage in the play-offs but losing a player like Lacy could cause them to struggle at the worst possible time.
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When speaking about his eyes, Lacy claimed that the problem has stemmed from him wearing his contacts past their 30-day shelf life.
Despite them causing the problems for Lacy, he has confirmed that he will be wearing them once again this weekend when the Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lacy may be in some discomfort with his eyes these days, but he is still refusing to wear goggles in the game with the Buccaneers.
Seen as a viable alternative for Lacy, the Packers star is not yet prepared to strap up his eyes.
"I don't want to say I refuse because I might, because I think it will be better than wearing contacts, but that's kind of old school." - Eddie Lacy on wearing goggles
A problem with his sight could really impede Lacy's performance this weekend, but fortunately for the Packers, they're only playing the Buccaneers.
Only one way to win
When the Packers and the Buccaneers go head to head on Sunday, it will be a classic end of season clash between teams at the opposite ends of the NFL.
The Packers stand a very real chance of getting the #1 seed whilst the Buccaneers stand a great chance of getting the #1 overall pick in next year's draft.
A win for the Packers on Sunday could be seen as the best result for both teams as it would allow the Packers to tie the Arizona Cardinals and the Buccaneers to tie the Tennessee Titans.
It should be a game that sees a Green Bay win by a large margin but you can never say never in the NFL.
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