Eddie Lacy left Vikings game because of asthma flareup

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lacy missed the majority of the Packers' overtime period against the Vikings.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy's brief absence during overtime of his team's game against the Minnesota Vikings was due to an ashma flareup, Mike Clemens is reporting.

Lacy spent most of the extra period in the locker room getting checked out, finally returning on the team's final drive. The Packers could have used his hard running during an overtime period where they could muster only a field goal as the game ended in a 26-26 tie.

The rookie's asthma attack was apparently prompted by the cold -- the high in Green Bay during the game was 25 degrees. That sounds like it could be an issue moving forward, as it's only going to get colder.

The Packers came back from down 16 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Lacy's pounding ground attack was one of the major factors in the game. He slowly wore the Vikings' defensive front down with punishing runs, rushing for 100 yards on 25 carries and scoring a three-yard touchdown.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Week 12 updates, GIFs and news | Live scores

Uffsides: Offbeat Week 12 NFL previews | NFL expert picks for Week 12

Breaking Madden: The return of Tecmo Bo Jackson | More

2014 NFL mock draft: How high should Johnny Football go?

Pay to play: Why we support public funding

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.