The Packers are dealing with ankle injuries to two of their top playmakers, but not playing until next Monday night could help the team have running back Eddie Lacy and Davante Adams available against the Chiefs.
On Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team won’t practice again until Thursday because of the extra day, and only when he sees Adams and Lacy try to give it a go will he know more about their status for the next game. That’s an indication the team doesn’t believe either suffered a serious injury, as was reported Monday by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“I think any time you have ankle injuries, particularly with the perimeter players, until they get out there and hit the practice field, we really won’t know,” McCarthy said.
Adams returned to the game against the Seahawks Sunday night but Lacy was injured in the first half and didn't return. Lacy couldn't put pressure on his retaped ankle, but news Monday indicated there's a chance he can go for Week 3. While the extra rest could do both players good, for fantasy owners, they will need to have a backup plan heading into this week if they plan on using either Adams or Lacy. James Starks would make a great add for any Lacy owner.