Posted in 1 - Injuries
,2013 - 2014 Season
,2013 Training camp
by Kris Burke
Here we go again. Bryan Bulaga may miss 2013 with an apparent knee injury
The Green Bay Packers may have already suffered their first major injury of 2013 and they have yet to play a preseason game.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting via Twitter that left tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s Family Night scrimmage and that the injury could be severe. According to McGinn, the team is “hoping for the best but fearing the worst.” If the worst case scenario comes to fruition, Bulaga will be on injured reserve for a second straight season.
It’s unclear which knee Bulaga injured, but if it’s the same leg as his hip injury from last season then there could be some long-term repercussions for Bulaga. As the Packers’ best offensive lineman on a newly revamped line, this injury could prove devastating for Green Bay.
As for what the Packers will do in Bulaga’s absence, there are some options but none of them are really good scenarios. Marshall Newhouse could move to the left tackle position he held last year and let David Bakhtiari and Don Barclay battle it out for the right tackle job. They could also try Bakhtiari at left tackle and keep Barclay on the right. With Barclay entering his second year and Bakhtiari a rookie, neither of these situations are ideal. Read more... (403 words + 1 image, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
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Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle, knee) was a no-show at Friday practice, which would seem to indicate that second-year player Marshall Newhouse will get his second career NFL start at right tackle on Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday that Bulaga’s playing status for Sunday was riding on whether or not he go during today’s practice.
This came from McCarthy’s post-practice press conference yesterday:
“If (Bulaga) doesn’t practice tomorrow he’s not going to play. That’s where we are with Bryan. He’ll see the doctor tomorrow morning, just like we always do.”
If we are to believe McCarthy at his word, and there’s no reason not to, then Bulaga will be inactive on Sunday night and Newhouse will start.
You would have considered an injury to one of the tackles as a catastrophic break heading into the season, but Newhouse has been better than expected in the two games he’s appeared. The Packers weren’t forced to deviate their offensive gameplan in Chicago after Bulaga left with ankle and knee injuries, and the two sacks that Von Miller created last week didn’t fall directly on Newhouse’s shoulders. Newhouse was beat on one, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did him no favors by running into the sack. On the other, a blown screen play resulted in an easy take down of Rodgers after the Broncos diagnosed the screen. Read more... (400 words + 1 image, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
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