Even without his latest injury, a groin problem that prevented him from finishing Sunday’s 37-29 loss at the Carolina Panthers, Lacy had lost his hold on that job. Coach Mike McCarthy has been operating under a platoon system ever since Lacy sprained his ankle in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.
At this point, James Starks is the better back.
But the Packers rushed for a season-low 71 yards on 19 carries. Starks gave the Packers a boost in the passing game, catching six passes for 83 yards (including gains of 30 and 29 yards – the latter for a touchdown – on screen passes), but he managed only 39 yards on 10 carries. Lacy is also now dealing with a groin injury.