Packers' Eddie Lacy: Hard-pressed to play Thursday

Lacy (ankle) will be hard-pressed to play Thursday versus the Bears, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. "He's going to have to have a wonderful, great 24 hours to play in the game," head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "We'll see what tomorrow brings, but he will be working in the large rehab group today."

Upholding his standard of no practice this week, Lacy will instead "work with the rehab group" Wednesday, according to McCarthy. The head honcho also noted that Lacy has "made a little bit of progress," but prudence seems like the logical approach in a backfield beset by injury. If Lacy joins James Starks (knee) on the Packers' inactive list Thursday, running back will likely be held down by some combination of trade acquisition Knile Davis, wideouts Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb, and fullback Aaron Ripkowski. Additionally, the organization may promote Don Jackson from the practice squad in order to trot out a more traditional RB corps.

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