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Eddie Lacy's has minor ankle sprain, could play vs. Chiefs, per report

The Packers dodged a bullet. Again.

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While seemingly every member of the Green Bay Packers has endured some form of injury this season, the number of major injuries has remained relatively small. That trend appears likely to continue. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the ankle injury suffered by Eddie Lacy on Sunday is just a minor sprain, and the running back could suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs next week.

Lacy sprained his ankle during the first quarter of Sunday's tilt with the Seattle Seahawks. He spent a considerable amount of time getting re-taped on the sideline and trying to push off the foot before trainers carted him off to the locker room. As we noted at the time, the fact that Lacy rode shotgun rather than sitting in back suggested that his condition wasn't overly serious. Given that Lacy may indeed play next week, that appears to be the case. The Packers are fortunate that their Week 3 matchup comes on Monday Night Football, giving Lacy an extra day to recover.

Still, don't expect Lacy to shoulder his normal workload if he does take the field next week. Backup running back James Starks proved effective against the Seahawks strong defense, and the team may choose to spell Lacy more often.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.