NFL News : Mike McCarthy: Starting lineman hurt, won't play Saturday

Mike McCarthy: Starting lineman hurt, won't play Saturday

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that starting offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga won't play Saturday night in Denver. 

Per, the right tackle left practice on Wednesday with a "minor" ankle injury. 

"Bulaga limped off the field after injuring his ankle on the first play of a 9-on-7 run-blocking period, and he did not return. Second-year tackles Jason Spriggs, who struggled during last Saturday night’s game at Washington, and Kyle Murphy shared time at right tackle in Bulaga’s place, although Murphy got the first snaps there after Bulaga departed," reported the news outlet. 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke before practice, so he was unavailable to update reporters on Bulaga’s status afterward. His next scheduled press briefing is Thursday morning.

“I’m concerned anytime someone goes out of practice, but I’ll have to find out just like everyone else,” said left tackle David Bakhtiari. 

After season-ending injuries in 2012 (hip) and 2013 (knee), Bulaga has been relatively healthy the past three seasons, missing only five of a possible 48 regular-season games. He started all 16 games last season, the first time that’s happened during Bulaga’s seven NFL seasons. 

Bulaga missed one game in 2014 and four games in 2015 because of knee injuries.

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