Just how tough is former Alabama Crimson Tide and current Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy? Well, the Crimson Tide’s star rusher finished the 2012 season and the team’s second-straight BCS National Championship game with a broken hand, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Lacy told the Journal-Sentinel that he suffered the broken hand on November 17 during the team’s 49-0 win over Western Carolina.
Before having the surgery, Lacy went on to rush for 312 yards and four touchdowns.
“I really couldn’t use the hand but I could run and pretty much pass protect,” Lacy said. “When I got hit, I couldn’t feel it. Then by the time the game came I put my normal glove on and put a little covering over it. Sometimes it hurt, sometimes it was all right.”
Lacy underwent surgery on his hand before the BCS National Championship game where he rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown in the team’s win over Notre Dame, but he was playing with a metal plate and seven screws in his hand.
The plate and screws will remain in Lacy’s hand for the rest of his NFL career.
That just goes to show the toughness of the hard-nosed runner, which will certainly help him in the NFL and with the Packers as they look to get him involved in the offense early on in his career.