Packers' Eddie Lacy reportedly will miss several weeks with more than ankle sprain

While most of the talk in Green Bay continues to be centered on the mysterious disappearance of Aaron Rodgers' elite level of play, running back Eddie Lacy has been quietly putting up an impressive stat line. But Lacy's bounce-back season appears to have hit a snag.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Lacy is expected to miss several weeks with an injury.

Lacy was dealing with an ankle injury in the lead-up to the Packers' loss to the Cowboys on Sunday but managed to play through the pain. He ended up with 65 yards on 17 carries. So far this season, Lacy is gaining a career-best 5.1 yards per run.

Without Lacy the Packers will most likely turn to Knile Davis after trading for the former Chiefs running back earlier Tuesday. As our Will Brinson wrote, "Davis has impressive breakaway speed and is capable of making an impact in the return game."

With James Starks dealing with a knee injury, the Packers will need Davis to do more than merely help on special teams. There's a real chance he'll be carrying the load against the Bears on Thursday night.

Davis' best year came back in 2014, when he carried the ball 134 times for 463 yards and six touchdowns. He once declared that he was on the same level as Jamaal Charles -- the Packers will be hoping he's right.

Fantasy-wise, CBS Sports' Dave Richard says Davis should be your top waiver claim.

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Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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