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Packers’ Bulaga suffers torn ACL

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) practices at Don Hutson Center. (Jim Matthews/ Green Bay Press Gazette via USA TODAY NETWORK)

The Sports Xchange

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga has missed 35 of a possible 120 games in his career (29.2 percent) due to an assortment of injuries.

That number will go up after the 28-year-old suffered a torn ACL during the fourth quarter of Monday’s 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions

“It’s very unfortunate,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday night. “He will be lost for the season with his knee injury. He’s had a stretch of bad luck this year. It started with the ankle injury there in training camp. I feel bad for him. I thought he had clearly come off his best season last year. Tough news today.”

Justin McCray replaced Bulaga and sustained an ankle injury. McCray didn’t miss any snaps, though, and later said the injury wasn’t serious.

Green Bay’s battered and bruised offensive line had played together just 15 snaps in 2017 prior to Monday night.

“Yeah, it’s unfortunate. No one plans for injuries,” Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari said. “Feel terrible for what happened. Just hoping Bryan’s all right.”

The Packers (4-4) have dropped three in a row as they attempt to deal with the mounting injuries, including a broken collarbone for two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay visits the Chicago Bears (3-5) on Sunday.

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