Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

The Green Bay Packers have placed running back Eddie Lacy on Injured Reserve on Thursday with the chance to return later this season.

Lacy is expected to undergo foot surgery and if all goes well, could return to the active roster after eight weeks.

The Packers also placed defensive back Sam Shields on Injured Reserve with a designation for return, but if Lacy rejoins the team, Shields would have to sit out the rest of the season.

Both Lacy and fellow running back James Starks are out now, which prompted the Packers to trade a conditional draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for running back Knile Davis on Tuesday.

With Lacy’s roster spot, the Packers have promoted rookie running back Don Jackson from the practice squad and he’ll also be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Chicago Bears.

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