Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been cleared to play in Sunday’s game versus the New York Jets.
Lacy suffered a concussion during the Packers’ loss last week to the Seattle Seahawks.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy declared Thursday that Lacy passed the NFL’s concussion protocols.
Lacy, who was a full participant in practice Thursday, has now endured two concussions within a calendar year. Because of this, Lacy acknowledges that he needs to tweak his running style.
“I can only be myself. I was drafted here because of the way I run,” Lacy said. “It’s just trying to alter it, make sure I’m still physical, but keep the concussions out of it somehow. But I’m definitely still going to run the way I run.”
Lacy will switch back to the helmet he wore last season after wearing the new Riddell “SpeedFlex” helmet last week, which was created to help prevent concussions.
The Packers selected Lacy with the 61st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He started 15 games last season, rushing for 1,178 yards, 11 touchdowns, and also caught 35 passes.
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