There have been claims that Eddie Lacy fell in the draft because teams were wary of his injury history. Pittsburgh, in fact, said they wouldn’t touch Lacy, but the Green Bay Packers did. Now the question is will he be able to stay healthy?
Lacy has battled a hamstring injury, but what scared the Steelers off was that he had toe fusion surgery. So, is this guy going to end up being a walking injury report like James Starks?
He says no. In fact, Lacy says he’s 100 percent now.
“From Day 1,” Lacy said. “I’m going to be ready to go.”
There’s some good news and if you think the toe thing is going to be an issue, well, he played with it all last season.
“He was always healthy enough to practice,” said Alabama’s tight end Michael Williams, drafted by the Detroit Lions. “He practiced every day; he never missed a day of practice. He had the foot injury, or whatever it was, and played through that. You couldn’t tell he was hurt.
“He did everything. He never had to sit out. He’s a product of Alabama, I’ll just say that.”
The only action Lacy missed was Alabama’s spring game. On that busted up toe, he rushed for 1,322 yards and 18 touchdowns. Is this something that could become a problem again later on? Maybe, I’m not a doctor.
The guy is ready to go now, though and it’s going to be fun to see what he can do.