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Bulaga Seeks Second Opinion from Dr. James Andrews

Reporter Hub Arkush, formerly of Pro Football Weekly, cited Bryan Bulaga's father as a source saying the team fears the Packers left tackle has suffered a torn ACL but that the information gathering is not over:

Joe Bulaga said the family is seeking a second opinion from renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Joe Bulaga said MRI results were sent to Andrews over the weekend for his evaluation.

"We're waiting to see what he has to say," Joe Bulaga said. "Bryan said it feels good and he was able to finish the drills [after the injury]. Right now we're just sitting and waiting."

Bulaga complained of some knee soreness after the practice in the locker room and received treatment on the knee Sunday, which was an off day for the Packers.


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bigfog's picture

I wonder what this will do for Bulaga's next contract. He's a free agent after this season, correct? Have to imagine that the Pack would be able to get him back on a friendly deal.

Stroh's picture

Pretty sure Bulaga's got 2 years on his contract. '13 this season and '14 next season.

bigfog's picture

Ah gotcha. Thought it was coming up soon.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

"Bryan said it feels good and he was able to finish the drills [after the injury]."

Where's the problem? Play through it. Only half joking.

leo's picture

I think he wants to do that. Tough SOB.

Longshanks's picture

I will be going into a 4 hour intense prayer and meditation session after I post this. When I come out of this, I fully expect to hear that Bulaga's injury is not season ending and will be available toward the end of the season at the latest.

Fish . Crane's picture

good luck star walker

Mojo's picture

My understanding is that even if it's just a partial tear of the ACL, he will still need surgery. The ACL ligament does repair on it's own. But let's say Buluga tries to play through it anyway. The question is then, is Buluga with a partial torn ACL better than a healthy Newhouse or Bakh? And does he risk really tearing up his knee then.

I think we'll end up in the same place - Buluga will be shutting it down for this season.

Evan's picture

But is the healing time for a partial tear significantly shorter? Like, special IR list shorter?

Mojo's picture

Good question. The most optimistic recovery time I read for a partial tear, was a minimum of three months, but the other estimates were longer.

dawg's picture

This sucks: Balaga
Newhouse slides back to LT because that's where he played last yr. Sitten to his right
EDS center, Lang RG Brclay backup.
The kicker is how Bak plays during the pre-season
I think this kid can break the starting OL at tackle because of this injury, and his play will tell what side he plays.
Bak matched up well against CM3 on the left side. Just sayin.

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