Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 4/29/13
Eddie Lacy rushed for 1,322 yards and scored 17 touchdowns for Alabama last season We now know why teams passed 60 times on one of the most talented players in this past weekend’s draft. Running back Eddie Lacy, picked late in the second round by the Packers, underwent toe fusion surgery last March – a serious procedure that has been performed on very few world-class athletes. In fact, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers “wouldn’t touch” Lacy because of the operation. And this is coming from an organization that had no qualms drafting Georgia’s Jarvis Jones at 17, despite the fact that the outside linebacker had to leave USC after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. While Lacy showed no ill-effects from the fusion last season, there’s simply no way of telling how the toe will be two years from now. Heck, there’s no way of telling how the toe will be two months from now. That uncertainty, more than anything else, is why the former Alabama star wound u...
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