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Bryan Bulaga Had Surgery, Out Six Weeks

Bryan Bulaga

That escalated quickly.

Green Bay Packers starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga went from having a minor injury — a sprained MCL — to having a torn meniscus that required surgery in his left knee. Oh, and he still has the sprained MCL.

Bulaga had surgery on Saturday and is expected to miss six weeks.

Bulaga underwent surgery on Saturday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media’s Albert Breer, via two sources informed of the situation. Bulaga also sprained his MCL and is likely to be out the next six weeks, Rapoport and Breer reported.

Bulaga suffered the injury in practice on Thursday. He was quickly ruled out of Sunday’s game, but there was hope Bulaga would return in short order.

He suffered the same injury last year and missed only one game.

So, you better hope and pray Don Barclay has recovered sufficiently from his torn ACL. Barclay, who will start in Bulaga’s place, looked rusty early in training camp before seemingly getting it together the last couple weeks.

Barclay has 18 career starts.

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6 Comments

  1. TyKo Steamboat September 19, 2015

    WTF? No Barrington or Bulaga.

    We’re gonna be in deep shit on Sunday night…

  2. shawn September 19, 2015

    I have been pretty insistent for over a year now that Don Barclay is not a legitimate tackle in this league. However, as I’ve told other people in regards to other decisions the organization has made, the coaches and TT get to see every single practice with these guys. We don’t. I can only assume, and hope, that they’ve seen something that I haven’t.

    If Barclay is not the answer, then the Packers need to find one for now and the future. Bulaga is injury prone, and he can’t be expected to keep coming back from surgery and be the same player. The Packers need a plan for replacing him permanently.

    1. Chad Lundberg September 19, 2015

      Personally I was surprised to see they were so willing to pay him such a huge contract. It’s as if the fact that he missed nearly two full years of football never happened in their minds. Thank God it’s not our left tackle, but come on already! Can’t he just stay healthy???? I too am just sick sick sick of him always getting hurt and then having to spend 8 games to whip back into shape!

  3. Skinny September 19, 2015

    They need to get a young tackle soon no doubt, might even want to grab one off of a PS squad this week just to start the developing process. After Barclay everyone of their reserve offensive lineman is more of a guard body type.

  4. Packer Bob September 19, 2015

    No love for Walker? Geez.

  5. Joe Nor Cal September 19, 2015

    The law of diminishing returns is catching up with Bulaga. Although we may never know as he’s not on the field enough.