Packers RB Lacy, Redskins S Meriweather out

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Washington Redskins' Brandon Meriweather is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Running back Eddie Lacy is out of the Packers' home opener with a concussion after what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

Later, Meriweather left Sunday's game, too, with his own concussion following another hard-hitting play.

Lacy was trying to lunge for extra yardage on a 10-yard gain in the first quarter when he got hurt. It was his longest run in the brief NFL career of the second-round pick out of Alabama.

Meriweather was making his season debut after sitting out last week's 33-27 loss to the Eagles with a groin injury.

He wasn't on the field long, leaving after making another apparent helmet-to-helmet tackle in the second quarter on a 20-yard gain by Lacy's replacement, James Starks.

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