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Packers injury report: Eddie Lacy, James Starks limited in practice

The Packers two top running backs are dealing with injuries as their Week 6 matchup with the Cowboys approaches.

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The Green Bay Packers’ initial injury report for Week 6 contained a few surprises, namely the including of backup running back James Starks (knee) in addition to injured starter Eddie Lacy (ankle). Their situations bear monitoring as the week wears on.

Though the Packers have multiple days to spare before their Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, both of the team’s top running backs could potentially miss the game. Should that occur, the Packers could make a corresponding roster move or game plan for a heavier dose of Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery in the backfield. Lacy did officially take part in some practice Wednesday, a sign that he could ultimately overcome his ankle injury and play Sunday afternoon. Starks did not participate at all, suggesting a more serious ailment.

On the other side of the ball, Sam Shields remains sidelined while dealing with the concussion he suffered in the season opener. Fellow cornerback Damarious Randall did get some work in, but not during team drills. The possibility exists that the Packers could play without their of their top corners again this week.

Here is the full injury report for Wednesday:

Did Not Participate

  • Chris Banjo, S (hamstring)
  • Jared Cook, TE (ankle)
  • Sam Shields, CB (concussion)
  • James Starks, RB (knee)


  • Randall Cobb, WR (neck)
  • Eddie Lacy, RB (ankle)
  • Damarious Randall, CB (groin)


  • T.J. Lang, G (hip)