Following practice on Wednesday, Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that LT Bryan Bulaga would require surgery and would also miss the entire 2013 season.
Bulaga, drafted in 2010 by the Packers, tore his ACL in a friendly scrimmage on Packers’ Family Night last Saturday. Initial reports indicated that he would miss the year but then McCarthy said he would be seeking a second opinion.
As we know now, that opinion wasn’t good either.
Stepping in to fill the void (for now) will be rookie David Bakhtiari who played in college for the University of Colorado.
And while the Packers may be able to sustain injuries on the offensive line, one thing is for sure… QB Aaron Rodgers needs to stay upright and healthy for the Packers to regain their championship form from a few seasons ago.
2012 was no picnic for Rodgers especially in regards to his protection – a season in which the Packers gave up 51 sacks. That number was 2nd worst in the NFL to the Arizona Cardinals, who coincidentally the Packers open up their 2013 preseason schedule against on Friday night at 8pm ET.