But four carries in a game? That has to be more than just about preservation.
One thing it’s not, coach Mike McCarthy insisted a day after Lacy’s surprisingly small role in Sunday’s 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers, is an indication that the ankle injury the Pro Bowl running back sustained in Week 2 caused his weight to balloon.
“I don't see conditioning as an issue,” McCarthy said Monday.
“Going back to just getting [Lacy] healthy, taking this week off and being able to get healthy, I think that’s the No. 1 thing," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. "He’s a little banged up right now, but I think once he comes back from the break he’ll probably feel a whole lot better and we’ll pick up where we left off.”
Apparently Lacy’s ankle still is an issue as the Packers head into their bye week even though he wasn’t listed on the injury report last week. Lacy owners should be familiar with this situation and probably shouldn't trade him away for nothing right now. The hope is he gets some rest over the next two weeks and can healthy again for Week 8.