Not much out there on Green Bay Packers’ starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga and his ankle injury. Bulaga doesn’t even seem to know much.
However, he says he plans on playing when the Packers open the season against the Seattle Seahawks in week 1.
“It doesn’t feel great today, probably won’t feel great tomorrow, probably won’t feel great the next day,” Bulaga said on Thursday. “I’m pretty sure I should be able to bounce back from it and get my body ready to go for the opener, that’s the goal at least.”
It’s actually probably good news that Bulaga has an ankle injury. He’s dealt with knee injuries throughout his career.
Bulaga has missed 32 games due to injury throughout his career. However, he played in the full slate last year and turned in his best season.
That isn’t to say Bulaga is David Bakhtiari — he’s a far cry — but he got the job done. And 2016 was arguably the first time Bulaga was truly effective in his career.
That said, if Bulaga isn’t ready for week 1, it seems Murphy is ready to step into the fold. We’ve heard good things about Murphy thus far and he may be the eventual replacement for Bulaga on the right side.