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Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy cleared first step of concussion protocol

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

AP

The Packers have some extra time before their second game of the season after opening up against the Seahawks on Thursday night, which is a good thing when your starting running back gets knocked out with a concussion.

Eddie Lacy was forced out of the game in the second half after going through Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor on one of his 12 carries. Things are already moving in the right direction, though.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Lacy has already cleared the first step of the league’s concussion protocol and feels good. There are other tests that Lacy will need to pass and concussions don’t always progress in a straightforward manner, but it’s a good start as the Packers try to move on from Thursday night’s thumping.

The Jets are next up for the Packers, which should mean more tough sledding for Lacy. If the Jets cornerbacks live down to expectations, the passing should be a bit easier than it was in Seattle.