It’s always just a matter of time before Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga gets injured. The latest Bulaga injury came Monday night and this one looks serious.
Bulaga left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and was carted to the locker room shortly thereafter.
“I haven’t talked to Dr. (Patrick) McKenzie yet,” coach Mike McCarthy said in his postgame news conference, “but they seem very concerned about it.”
The game was only the second time this season the Packers have had all of their starting offensive linemen on the field.
It seems pretty clear that isn’t going to last. With Bulaga out, the Packers brought in Justin McCray, who has played every offensive line position except center this year.
McCray would be the likely replacement for Bulaga moving forward. However, the Packers could also consider former second-round pick Jason Spriggs. He recently returned from injured reserve.
Comically, McCray had an injured ankle by the time the Packers were finished getting beat by the Lions. However, it didn’t appear of the same severity as Bulaga’s injury.
Bulaga has been available for just five games this season and he left two others early because of injury. Maybe he should just call it a year.