The Green Bay Packers were playing in a scrimmage on Sunday night and it turned out to be very costly for the team. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel passed along the news that starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. The former first round pick went down with a knee injury and the fear from the team is that he will be lost for the season.
While there is no official word on the left tackle’s health, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Aaron Rodgers’ blind-side protector will be out for the year with a torn ACL.
From Pro Football Talk:
Per a league source, Packers left tackle Bryan Bulaga has indeed suffered a torn ACL in his knee. The injury happened during Saturday night’s intra-squad scrimmage. Bulaga didn’t miss a rep, but he complained about a problem with the knee after the practice.
If Bulaga is in fact out for the year, rookie David Bakhtiari will need to step out in a big way.
The former Colorado stand out is very athletic and can play on both sides of the line, but he may be forced to faced with one of the most important jobs in the NFL in only his first year in the league.