Bryan Bulaga Injury: Updates on Packers OL's Knee and Return

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Bryan Bulaga Injury: Updates on Packers OL's Knee and Return
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Updates from Friday, Sept. 19

Rob Demovsky of ESPN has an update on Bulaga's status:

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 17

Jason Wilde of ESPN reported on Bryan Bulaga from Packers practice:

 

Updates from Sunday, Sept. 14

Rob Demovsky of ESPN confirmed Bryan Bulaga will not play in Sunday's game:

 

Updates from Friday, Sept. 12

Rob Demovsky of ESPN provides the latest on Bryan Bulaga:

Paul Imig of Fox Sports provides comments from head coach Mike McCarthy:

 

Updates from Thursday, Sept. 11

Packers offensive lineman TJ Lang spoke about Bryan Bulaga's injury, (via Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel):

I think we're all expecting Bryan to be there," Lang said.

[...]

At least one of his teammates wasn't surprised he was back at practice so quickly.

"I wasn't," Lang said. "Personally, I've been through the same injury back in college two or three times. Everybody is kind of different, depending on the severity of it. But I felt comfortable with him talking to him after the Seattle game. I talked to him for awhile in the locker room afterward and he said he was feeling pretty good.

Rob Demovosky of ESPN reported on Bulaga from Packers practice:

Mike McCarthy later spoke about Bulaga's status (via the Packers):

 

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 10

Bryan Bulaga is in pads and practicing according to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin:

 

Updates from Friday, Sept. 5

ESPN's Adam Schefter has bad news about Bryan Bulaga:

The Packers and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel have more detail:

Bleacher Report's Will Carroll talks potential timeline:

FoxSports.com's Ross Jones speculates as to what the Packers' next move could be:

 

Original Text

The Green Bay Packers couldn't even play a half of football without seeing one of their key players go down, as Bryan Bulaga left the game Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

The 25-year-old offensive tackle looked to have tweaked his knee, per Mike Sando of ESPN.com:

Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has the initial word:

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole provided an encouraging note after the game:

ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde provided an image of Bulaga after the game:

Dave Siebert, a medical expert for Bleacher Report, explained what may have caused the injury:

As Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo pointed out, the concern is that Bulaga was favoring the same knee that wiped out his 2013 season:

Last year without Bulaga, Green Bay ranked 26th in pass protection, according to Football Outsiders. Losing him for a number of weeks would be a crippling blow for the offensive line. Aaron Rodgers may be one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but even he needs time in the pocket to throw.

The Packers would remain a serious playoff contender if Bulaga misses a big chunk of the regular season, but their pass protection could become a major issue, thus limiting their ceiling.

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