The Green Bay Packers lost RB Eddie Lacy to an ankle injury and gave Don Jackson a chance to show what he could do. Barely after getting on the field, he also got hurt, injuring his left hand. The good news, though, is that it doesn’t appear to be broken. As Ian Rapoport noted:
“Tests on Packers RB Don Jackson’s left hand did not show a break, I’m told. Swelling is down. If he can grip a ball, he could play Sunday.”
In the game against the Bears, he only played six snaps, got two carries and put up six yards. Then he hurt his hand, and the Packers had to turn to WR Ty Montgomery at RB. He ran the ball nine times for 60 yards.
When asked how his hand was doing, Jackson smiled and said:
“Getting better. I’ve got movement now, so that’s a good thing. I’ve got movement. No break — at least as far as we know. We’re kind of waiting on the hand doctor, a specialist. The little glove, it worked. I said they should have made it white, though. Should have made it white and gave me a little hat. That would have been good.”
His night was a disappointment to him, of course, but he actually sounded fairly optimistic, saying:
“It was bittersweet. It was sweet because I was out there. You know what I’m saying? I made it out onto the field. As far as I know I was having a clean game too, and that was my biggest thing going in was knowing what to do. (QB Aaron Rodgers) and everybody around me, all the running backs, we all got together to make sure we were in that (playbook), that I was right mentally. I was still a little nervous, but that’s what this is about. The next time I go out there I think I’ll be even more prepared and I’ll be able to make some things happen.”