Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are placing RB Eddie Lacy on injured reserve Thursday after it was determined that his foot injury will require surgery.
- Adam Schefter confirms the news and adds that Green Bay isn’t sure if this will cost him the remainder of the 2016 season.
Lacy was getting a second opinion on his foot/ankle injury, so it was clear that this could be a prolonged absence for him.
The Packers will promote rookie RB Don Jackson to their active roster ahead of tonight’s game against the Bears. Green Bay traded for Knile Davis earlier in the week and could get Ty Montgomery involved at running back as well.
Lacy, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.392 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $867,602 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Lacy has rushed for 360 yards on 71 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 28 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 running back out of 55 qualifying players.