It appears Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy's ankle injury was worse than originally thought.
According to multiple reports, Lacy received a second opinion Thursday and it was determined he needs surgery to repair the damage. The Packers will place the running back on injured reserve.
NFL.com reports that Green Bay has yet to determine if Lacy’s season is over. The Packers will turn to newly promoted practice squad member Don Jackson as their main back Thursday night against the Bears.
Jackson took zero snaps in the preseason and his first NFL carry will happen in Thursday night's game. Ty Montgomery, who worked in the backfield after Lacy was injured last week, will also get carries.
Reports started surfacing Thursday that Lacy was back up to his heaviest weight from last season, gaining back the pounds he shed during the offseason.
The combination of weight and injury issues have stalled his once-promising career.