Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy tries to get past Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo for extra yards at Lambeau Field. Lacy was hurt on the play in the first quarter. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy not expected back until Week 5 or later?


The helmet to helmet hit taken by Green Bay Packers starting running back Eddie Lacy this past Sunday was pretty wicked.

In the slow motion replays, you could see Lacy’s helmet bow into his head as the shock wave released its energy, sending Lacy to the ground with a concussion.

Wanting to be extremely careful given the concern for Lacy’s health, it’s sounding more and more likely that the Alabama product will not see the field until at least Week Five, this according to PackersNews.com:

The most likely scenario for Lacy’s return is that he would sit out Sunday, get an additional week of rest with the Packers’ Week 4 bye and return for the home game against Detroit on Oct. 6.

Even if Lacy is 100 percent by then, the Packers likely would ease him back into the lineup, meaning Starks would share the load.

“We’re going to use both backs,” said Clements. “When Eddie’s healthy he’s going to get his reps and James will be ready to get his reps.”

Under McCarthy, the Packers have used both a running-back-by-committee approach as well as feeding one player most of the carries as they did with Cedric Benson last season before he sustained a season-ending injury.

Clements said he doesn’t favor one approach over another.

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