Packers rookie RB Lacy out with concussion

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a concussion.

Lacy suffered the injury at the end of his first carry of the game, a 10-yard run on the Packers’ opening series.

Lacy took a hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, who was not penalized on the play. The Packers took Lacy to the locker room and ruled out him for the remainder of the game.

Lacy’s absence left the Packers with only two available running backs, James Starks and rookie Johnathan Franklin.

Meriweather also was knocked out of the game with a concussion in the second quarter, when he again led with his helmet on a hit against Starks. Meriweather laid on the ground for several minutes before walking off to the locker room.

It was Meriweather’s first regular-season game since suffering a knee injury on Nov. 18. He has yet to play a full game since joining the Redskins prior to last season.’s John Keim contributed to this report.

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