Bryan Bulaga is likely done for the 2017 season. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Bulaga tore his ACL vs. the Lions on Monday night which means his 2017 season is over. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter. Bulaga was carted off to the locker room and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
After the game, head coach Mike McCarthy said the team feared the Bulaga's knee injury was serious. The veteran offensive lineman has already missed multiple games this year due to an ankle injury.
Monday's game was the second time this year the Packers had all five starting offensive linemen on the field at the same time. Before the game, the offensive line has played together for only 15 plays this year.
Bryan Bulaga has a torn ACL
The Packers expected bad news about right tackle Bryan Bulaga after Monday night’s knee injury and that’s just what they got on Tuesday.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that tests have confirmed that Bulaga tore his ACL during Green Bay’s loss to the Lions. Bulaga will miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.
It’s a major blow to an offense that was already reeling after the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone a few weeks ago. Getting back on track offensively with Brett Hundley at the helm is going to be a difficult task and the Packers also have some defensive issues to sort out before they can resume thinking about any playoff hopes.