Asthma kept Eddie Lacy out of overtime

Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) walks to the locker room during overtime against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings went the distance on Sunday, playing a full overtime and the game ended in a tie. Packers running back Eddie Lacy left the game late in overtime because he has asthma and the cold weather affected it.

It’s worse in the winter time,” Lacy said, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’ve had it since I was little. Sometimes it’s worse than others.”

“And it’s going to get worse, I think,” Lacy said with a laugh.

Lacy played well too, he carried the ball 25 times for 110 yards and scored a touchdown. Lacy also caught 6 passes for 48 yards. One of those receptions was a 13 yard catch where he sent Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes flying, a move that pleased the fans.

“I think it lights a spark under Packer Nation,” fullback John Kuhn said. “You hear the fans get riled up after something like that. If it jacks the fans up, you know our sideline’s going to be happy.”

“Eddie’s having a great season, Starks is having a great season and with Aaron (Rodgers) out these guys are going to look to stop them first and see if they can hold up on the outside,” Kuhn said. “We tried to manage that the whole game. We did a pretty good job running the football and blocking up front.”

Topics: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

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  • Vvait Fang

    It would be interesting to find out if he’s allowed to use an inhalator or something on the field. That could make a huge difference quickly.

    • TapDogsDad

      I’d like to know that too. I’d assume it would be allowed, but I don’t actually know

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