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Report: Packers fear season-ending knee injury for Bulaga

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In recent years, the left tackle position hasn’t been boring for the Packers.  Suddenly, it’s getting a lot more interesting.

Despite an offensive line featuring plenty of players with college experience at left tackle, the Packers can’t seem to find a perennial solution at the position.  And this year’s first option could be gone before even before the first preseason game.

According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bryan Bulaga suffered a knee injury during Saturday night’s scrimmage.  Bulaga, who was walking after the intra-squad practice, reported a problem with the knee.  On Sunday, the medical staff ran tests on the joint.

Per McGinn, the team is concerned that Bulaga has a season-ending ligament tear.

Bulaga reportedly sustained a “nasty fall” on the first series, but didn’t miss any of his 30 snaps during the scrimmage.

Previously a right tackle, the Packers moved Bulaga to the left side during the offseason, shifting Marshall Newhouse to the right side.

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38 Responses to “Report: Packers fear season-ending knee injury for Bulaga”
  1. jhein23 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:04 PM

    He’s a good player when healthy but Bulaga sure has been hurt a lot in his short NFL career already. This injury is bad for the Packers but worse for him his contract is coming up soon. Josh Sitton is the Packers best offensive lineman but Bulaga is the best Tackle on the roster by far. David Backitari looks like a good young player but it would have been nice to keep him at RT or a top backup as a rookie.

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 4, 2013 11:09 PM

    Wow, that sucks. Niners fans are beside themselves with excitement for Week 1 now due to this awful news :|

  3. cusoman says: Aug 4, 2013 11:09 PM

    ’tis a shame, hope he recovers well. What’s going on this preseason? Is everyone’s team who has all these players having injuries just suffering from a terrible training staff?

  4. johnnytata says: Aug 4, 2013 11:10 PM

    are you effing kidding? just one year without significant injury would be nice. pipe dream i know but sheesh.

  5. aaronfraudgers says: Aug 4, 2013 11:11 PM

    The Packers are really fragile

  6. texansfan713 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:13 PM

    Another year with Rodgers getting sacked a lot it seems

  7. icebowler says: Aug 4, 2013 11:15 PM

    Please, please, please, say it ain’t so!!!

  8. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:16 PM

    Aaron Rodgers will be on his back this fall….a lot.

  9. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:17 PM

    Not good.

  10. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Aug 4, 2013 11:17 PM

    Jared Allen is now a shoe in for the sack record.

  11. richiesaurus310 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:21 PM

    That’ll make Aldon Smith’s life easier week 1.

  12. getadealdonealready says: Aug 4, 2013 11:24 PM

    This is a big lose for this team, however Rodgers has been playing for a long time with a well below average O-line. He does a good job of moving, not taking sacks, and getting the ball out quick, but you wonder how many years he can take the hits, and stay healthy. I would imagine packer fans wonder how good this team could be if they ever had even an average NFL O-line.

  13. jhein23 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:28 PM

    It’s amazing the Packers have dominated the division the last 3-4 years the way they have when they have had by far the most serious injuries of the 4 teams in the division. They have really been snakebit – even the year they won the SB they had like 20 guys on IR.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 4, 2013 11:28 PM

    If he tore his acl and played 30 more plays as a 300+ lb left tackle, his picture should be placed in Webster’s dictionary under beast mode.

  15. ghand57 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:29 PM

    That’s a shame….

  16. ickky says: Aug 4, 2013 11:29 PM

    Allen is licking his chops

  17. njvikingfan says: Aug 4, 2013 11:34 PM

    Jarred Allen is pretty damn excited right now.

  18. truehoosier62 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:35 PM

    Jared Allen just went to bed with a rather larger grin on his face.

  19. mcjon22 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:36 PM

    Worst training camp season ever for NFL players.

  20. mcjon22 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:39 PM

    You have to wonder if the limited off-season workouts negotiated by the NFLPA in the last CBA is part of the reason we are seeing so many season ending injuries…in practice.

  21. sanctusreal says: Aug 4, 2013 11:42 PM

    That’s just sad. As a big packer fan, seeing a starting OT go down is hard to think about. Hopefully the injury is not serious and Brian doesn’t have to miss any games!

  22. ricestillfumbled says: Aug 4, 2013 11:55 PM

    How many injury prone seasons does it take for the team to realize that maybe they need to look at the trainers/doctors hired to prevent injuries. 4 years running of well above average injury problems, uniquely that this is one very long coincidence.

  23. greenngold says: Aug 5, 2013 12:16 AM

    Dammit

  24. johnnytarr says: Aug 5, 2013 12:22 AM

    As a Viking fan even I don’t like seeing players get injured. I do get some sadistic pleasure out of knowing the Packer trolls that always have some smartass remark on every Viking post are feeling pretty crappy now.

  25. lks311 says: Aug 5, 2013 12:36 AM

    With all the “Jared Allen is licking his chops” remarks, we know which teams’ fans are, by far, the least classy of all within the NFC North Division.

  26. silentfreedom5 says: Aug 5, 2013 1:22 AM

    Vikings fan here. I wish him the best in his recovery. I wish to play teams at full strength not weakened. I never wish injuries to individual players, get well soon Bulaga.

  27. orivar says: Aug 5, 2013 1:39 AM

    Need a list on how many players with season ending injuries already, this is the most I’ve ever remembered thus far.

  28. contraisloosebuthole says: Aug 5, 2013 2:26 AM

    The funny thing about all of the Jared Allen comments is I didn’t even know he was still relevant today. Hasn’t his numbers been dropping for awhile now? If I were him I would want to win a Superbowl before I retired: but to do that he would have to leave Minnesota as we all know.

  29. johanvil says: Aug 5, 2013 4:15 AM

    Is this one of the worst pre seasons ever in terms of injuries so far or what?

  30. GenXJay says: Aug 5, 2013 6:23 AM

    Register this unfortunate excuse in the gb bank.
    fire it when ready, cheeseheads!

  31. gbpakrfan says: Aug 5, 2013 7:06 AM

    That’s not good…maybe the Packer’s organization will start thinking twice about having the Family Night scrimmage?!?!

  32. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 5, 2013 7:24 AM

    Who’s this Jared Allen people keep talking about? What team dose he play for?

  33. oranjellojones says: Aug 5, 2013 7:58 AM

    So where are all the whiny folks freaking out about this guy playing all of his snaps on an injured knee? RG3 wasn’t “in beast mode”, according to 90%+ here playing on an injured knee is worthy of scorn and derision. So which is it? Beast mode or stupid foolishness?

  34. commonsense1986 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:13 AM

    Now I’m not saying the guys with the Jared Allen comment’s aren’t a little premature but trying to call him irrelevant is just ignorant. You’re talking about a guy who came within half a sack of the single season record two years ago, and had the 8th highest sack total last year with a torn labrum and a bum knee.

    As for Bualga that’s really gotta suck to possibly be out for the season before the season even starts. I sure does seem like the Packers have had a lot of injuries over the past couple years during training camp but I also don’t follow many teams outside the NFCN so maybe I just have blinders on.

  35. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:07 AM

    None of the Green Bay Packer 13 World Championships have come without adversity. As the great Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

    And these Packers are known for dealing with this sort of adversity by winning.

  36. iejdaniel says: Aug 5, 2013 11:10 AM

    And the Packer fans are known for dealing with this sort of adversity by writing it down in the Book O’ Excuses.

  37. vegasgreek says: Aug 5, 2013 11:11 AM

    This bad news the Packers will run the ball more than ever this season to keep Rodgers upright and safe.

  38. jmak79 says: Aug 5, 2013 11:51 AM

    Im a Viking fan in wisconsin and was just talking on Friday to a huge Packer fan and saying that they have more injuries than most teams. He told me that all teams have injuries blah blah blah, I just shook my head. Dude is now eating crow.

    Good luck on recovering B, McCarthy and Thompson need to get you guys some real trainers!

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