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Report: Packers RB Eddie Lacy Expected To Be Out 'Several' Weeks

Eddie Lacy injury update: the Packers could be without their starting running back for some time.

Earlier today, the Green Bay Packers traded for Kansas City Chiefs back-up running back Knile Davis, after Eddie Lacy came down with an injury on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Now, Davis' role may be even more crucial than originally thought, as Lacy could be out for some time.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports that Lacy could be out 'several' weeks, and that his injury is more severe than originally thought.

Lacy hasn't had a huge 2016, but he has been an effective rusher for the Packers, rumbling for 5.1 yards a carry so far this season. He has 360 yards on the year, highlighted by a 103-yard performance against the Detroit Lions, but is yet to find the end zone this season. Knile Davis found himself without a role in Kansas City, with Spencer Ware receiving the bulk of the Chiefs' carries this season, and star rusher Jamaal Charles back from injury.

Davis will likely be the starter at running back for the Packers right away, with James Starks out for four weeks following surgery, and this update on the Eddie Lacy injury. Wide receivers Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery could also see time in the backfield, when not split out wide.

The Packers look to rebound from a rough loss to the Cowboys with a Thursday night game against the lowly Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. That game is scheduled for an 8:25 p.m. ET kick-off, and will be broadcast on CBS and NFL Network. Update: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lacy is seeking a second opinion on the injury.

Update 2: Packers beat writer Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette says that Lacy may wind up going on the injured reserved.

We'll continue to issue updates on Eddie Lacy's status as more is released about the Packers' star running back.