Bryan Bulaga may actually play on Sunday.
That sentence should come as quite a surprise for Green Bay Packers fans this week, given the injury that the team’s right tackle suffered less than seven days ago. Last Sunday night, Bulaga sprained the MCL in his right knee, sitting him down after just nine snaps against the San Francisco 49ers. The injury looked likely to keep Bulaga out for at least a game or two, and potentially more as the Packers try to win the NFC North for the first time since 2016.
However, after sitting out of the week’s first practice on Wednesday, Bulaga was able to be a limited participant on Thursday and Friday, and the team listed him as questionable on the final injury report of the week. Bulaga’s quick return to the lineup would be a welcome sight, given that the Packers faced the prospects of moving Billy Turner out from guard to tackle or starting young backup Alex Light in Bulaga’s spot.
Of course, either of those options may still be necessary, depending on how Bulaga’s knee fares up until game time on Sunday. But he appears to be a true game-time decision, a far cry better than what the team and fans expected on Monday,
Other than Bulaga, the Packers have few other significant injuries. Two reserve defensive backs are listed as questionable as well.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants come into the game missing several key players. Two of the team’s key receiving weapons are out, as tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Golden Tate will miss the game. Safety Jabrill Peppers is also out, as is the Giants’ long snapper, Zak DeOssie.
Here are the full injury reports for both teams.
Packers Injury Report
- OT Bryan Bulaga (knee)
- S Will Redmond (foot)
- CB Tony Brown (heel)
Giants Injury Report
- LS Zak DeOssie (knee/wrist)
- TE Evan Engram (foot)
- S Jabrill Peppers (back)
- WR Golden Tate (concussion)