Eddie Lacy was wearing a walking boot on his right foot Wednesday in the locker room, as he has everywhere except to games since spraining his ankle against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14.
The boot is mostly precautionary, as is the decision to hold the rookie running back out of a few practices the last two weeks.
“It looks pretty cool,” Lacy said of his protective footwear.
However the boot makes Lacy look, there is no doubt what Lacy is: a grinding, three-down, 1,000-yard rusher who has transformed the Packers’ running game.
Lacy is also a deserving candidate for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
The former Alabama running back has amassed 1,028 yards, just 77 short of breaking John Brockington’s Packers rookie record of 1,105 yards, and eight touchdowns, a first for a rookie in franchise history. He’s tied with Brockington for the most 100-yard games in a rookie season with four.