After undergoing surgery to repair a sprained M-C-L and torn meniscus in his left knee, Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga was projected to be out four-to-six weeks. But Bulaga returned to practice less than three weeks after the injury, going through a non-padded workout on Wednesday.
If everything checked out from Wednesday’s workout, Bulaga said he plans to practice in the teams padded practice on Thursday.
There is no guarantee that Bulaga will be able to play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but his return is a good sign.
“It’s going to be a day-by-day deal,” Bulaga said. “I’m just trying to get feedback every day from how it’s feeling and watching the tape to see if I like the way I’m moving. I think that’s a big key, if you can get out there and you can feel good and move good but when you watch it on tape, how does it look? Every day is going to be an evaluation.”
Bulaga tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee in 2013 and then sprained his M-C-L in the 2014 regular-season opener.
Bulaga’s replacement, Don Barclay, allowed three sacks in Sunday’s 17-3 win over San Francisco to 49ers outside linebackers Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks. Whoever gets the start on Sunday will get a steady diet of Rams defensive end Chris Long.
St. Louis is tied with the Packers in sacks through four games with 17, one behind N-F-L leading Denver.