GREEN BAY — Head Coach Mike McCarthy said that Packers RB Eddie Lacy would be doing rehab on his ankle rather than practicing on Wednesday, and Green Bay is in wait-and-see mode as to whether Lacy will be available for Sunday’s game vs. Dallas.
“He’ll be in the rehab today,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see how he moves around.”
Lacy injured his ankle in the second half of Sunday night’s victory over the Giants. The Packers are conducting Wednesday’s practice a little later than normal after spending more time in meetings and walk-throughs earlier in the day.
The Packers will also be watching DT Mike Pennel and CB Demetri Goodson closely in their first practice following four-game suspensions. Neither player has been activated to the roster yet, and McCarthy said no decisions have been made in that regard so far, emphasizing that any player’s first practice after a long layoff puts him at a higher risk for muscle injuries.
“That’s one of the things we need to accomplish today. We need to get down there and not only get our work done but see where those two guys are at,” McCarthy said. “We’ll spend some time after practice to make sure we have a good feel for where they are.”
Pennel could provide an extra big body for the league’s No. 1-ranked run defense, which will be facing the Cowboys’ top-ranked rushing offense and the league’s leading rusher in RB Ezekiel Elliott.
Packers.com will have more following the Dallas conference calls, practice, and locker room interviews.