Packers RB Lacy, Redskins S Meriweather out - NBC Sports

Packers RB Lacy, Redskins S Meriweather out
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) and linebacker NaVorro Bowman during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 15, 2013, 3:29 pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Running back Eddie Lacy is out of the Packers' home opener with a concussion after what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

Later, Meriweather left Sunday's game, too, with his own concussion following another hard-hitting play.

Lacy was trying to lunge for extra yardage on a 10-yard gain in the first quarter when he got hurt. It was his longest run in the brief NFL career of the second-round pick out of Alabama.

Meriweather was making his season debut after sitting out last week's 33-27 loss to the Eagles with a groin injury.

He wasn't on the field long, leaving after making another apparent helmet-to-helmet tackle in the second quarter on a 20-yard gain by Lacy's replacement, James Starks.

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