Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  By PAUL IMIG  |  Last updated 9/30/13
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- An early bye week didn't help six injured Green Bay Packers players return to full health, but rookie running back Eddie Lacy passed the concussion protocol and is medically cleared. "He's full go," coach Mike McCarthy said of Lacy during his Monday press conference. "I think the week off definitely helped him." Lacy was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit on his first carry at Lambeau Field in Week 2. He missed the remainder of that game and also sat out the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Lacy was joined on the practice field Monday by starting safety Morgan Burnett, who missed all three games so far this season with a hamstring injury. "Morgan Burnett hasn't played in a long time," McCarthy said. "He said he feels great. I'm curious to just see him go through a week of practice." However, the majority of the players who were on Green Bay's injury report before the bye were still unavailable Monday, even after a week away from football. That list is headlined by outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who left the Packers' Week 3 game early with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Casey Hayward, who hasn't played yet in the regular season, remains out with a hamstring injury. Fullback John Kuhn and cornerback Jarrett Bush are still out with hamstring injuries, as well. Tight end Jermichael Finley -- who posted a video on his personal website after suffering a concussion in Week 3 and detailed how his 5-year-old son wanted him to stop playing football, along with James Starks (knee), were sidelined Monday. McCarthy did not specifically address injury updates to those six players. "My general sense is we improved," McCarthy said. "We had a number of guys test today, so we'll have that information for you on Wednesday. I haven't even visited with the training staff to see how the workouts went." Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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