"I just got it re-taped tighter and spatted tighter so I could take away some of the pain," Lacy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the game. "It was stationary, but it took away as much pain as it could and I tolerated the rest of it."
Lacy had 33 yards on nine carries after returning, which was an improvement over the 32 yards on 11 carries he had before the injury even though his running was compromised.
"I had to improvise, I had to chop my feet just so I don't put as much pressure on it as I normally would," he said.
Lacy did contribute a touchdown on the day, but in came in the first quarter on a 1-yard run. He also had three catches for 25 yards. The rookie may be limited in practice leading up to Week 15 at Dallas, but he doesn't seem too concerned.
"As long as I can go out and play, no matter how my body feels, if I can go out and I can continue to play, that's what I'm going to do," he said.
In three games with Aaron Rodgers under center for the
Rodgers is looking like a long shot to return in Week 14, which means the opposing defense will again key in on Lacy. But Lacy has a good chance of reversing the trend this week. That's because that opposing defense belongs to the Falcons.
The Falcons have been terrible defensively and have only gotten worse in recent weeks, allowing 149 rushing yard to the Bills' C.J. Spiller in Week 13 and 163 rushing yards to the Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey in Week 11. Overall, the Falcons rank 30th against the run, allowing 135.4 yards per game. They've given up the sixth-most Fantasy points to running backs.
Regardless of whether or not Rodgers is able to return in Week 14, Lacy is looking like a must-start in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura all rank him in their top 10 at running back.
Lacy won't see the Lions again this season unless it's in the playoffs. He'll play against the Falcons at home in Week 14, a much better matchup.
"It's not a concern," Lacy said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I have flare ups when it’s colder. It’s not an everyday thing. It’s random pretty much."
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