After losing his starting job earlier in the week, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (groin) was declared inactive for the team's matchup with the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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This is the first game Lacy has missed since Week 3 of his rookie season (Sept. 23), when a concussion sidelined him for a 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Lacy overcame that injury and finished his rookie season with over 1,100 rushing yards. He eclipsed that same milestone last year, without missing a single game. This former second-round draft pick has struggled to make a similar impact this year; he'd be lucky to finish with 600 yards.
James Starks, a 29-year-old veteran, is the Packers' new No. 1 running back, as he's been the more effective ball-carrier this season with a yards-per-attempt average of 4.3 (Lacy is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry).
Lacy said earlier in the week that injuries have not been a factor this season, but Green Bay's decision to inactivate him in Week 10 seems to contradict that claim.