Starter Pack: No more Monday injury news

A roundup of what’s happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.

Monday used to be the day for injury updates from Packers coach Mike McCarthy, but there’s been a philosophical switch this year.

That meant when reporters gathered for media access the day after the Packers’ 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins, McCarthy offered no injury updates. So fans wondering about Eddie Lacy’s condition after he was knocked out of the game because of a concussion likely were disappointed.

The NFL does not require teams to give any information until Wednesday during a normal week with a Sunday game.

“I think it’s a little more accurate,” McCarthy said of the Wednesday updates. “I stand up here on Mondays and a lot of the times there’s more testing going on and based on the protocol of the league, we’re going to follow it, so we’ll have an update for you on Wednesday.”

So about the only things we learned about Lacy were that McCarthy did not see him on Monday, meaning Lacy may have been told to stay at home to rest, and that the Packers had no immediate plans to sign another running back.


  • Our ESPN.com coverage also included a look at the multi-dimensional aspect of Aaron Rodgers’ passing game and four hot issues from the Redskins game in our weekly “Upon Further Review” piece.

  • In the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Mike Vandermause led his running backs story with McCarthy’s belief that it was an illegal hit by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather that concussed Lacy.

  • In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tom Silverstein noted that cornerback Davon House’s improved play is making it difficult for the coaches to keep him off the field. Bob McGinn gave high marks to the offense in his weekly ratings.

  • At ESPNWisconsin.com, Jason Wilde noted that the Packers are 65-11 under McCarthy when they enter the fourth quarter with the lead, but that McCarthy wants to finish better.