Packers HC Mike McCarthy announced Friday that they will be without RT Bryan Bulaga for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, due to a sprained MCL.
The injury is, however, believed to be minor.
According to Demovsky, the initial diagnoses of Bulaga’s knee showed a sprained MCL, which happens to be the same injury he sustained last year when he missed one game.
Demovsky adds that the grade of Bulaga’s MCL sprain is not known at this time, and he is scheduled to undergo additional tests Friday. Even so, the initial diagnosis was that he would not need surgery.
Demovsky still expects the Packers to be without Bulaga for Sunday’s game rematch against the Seahawks.
Bulaga was unable to finish Thursday’s practice and there was some obvious concern that he may have re-injured the same knee he blew out a few years ago. However, is sounds like Bulaga could be back in the lineup either this weekend or next.
Bulaga, 26, re-signed with the Packers, even though he reportedly had better offers from other teams.
In the end, Bulaga walked away with a five-year, $33.75 million contract that included an $8 million signing bonus. He’ll make base salaries of $1.25 million (2015), $950,000 (2016), $5.4 million (2017), $5.85 million (2018), 2019: $5.8 million (2019).