Packers-Bucs Injury Report: Thursday

Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga appears to be on the road to recovery following the concussion sustained on Sunday at Buffalo. (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY)

Bryan Bulaga, who is recovering from a concussion, wasn’t cleared to practice on Thursday. He was cleared to play backgammon in the locker room.

Between Bulaga watching Thursday’s practice and his victory over J.C. Tretter at the backgammon table, it appears the Green Bay Packers’ starting right tackle has a good chance of playing on Sunday at Tampa Bay.

“Yeah, definitely. That’s a good point,” coach Mike McCarthy said of Bulaga’s appearance at practice being a sign that Bulaga is progressing through the league’s concussion protocol. “Yeah, when they let him out of the building and go down to the Hutson Center, that’s a good thing.”

Cornerback Davon House didn’t practice due to an injured shoulder; he said on Monday that he’s hopeful that he’ll be able to play in Week 17 against Detroit. The other six players on the injury report were limited, including guard Josh Sitton, who didn’t practice on Wednesday.

Running back Eddie Lacy also was limited as he battles an eye problem.

“I have no idea” what’s wrong, Lacy said. “Honestly. I know I was coming home from a signing and my contact started … I took my contact out and I guess it just got super-irritated.”

Lacy said he plans on going contact-free, other than for Sunday’s game, until the eye heals. So, stay out of his way until then.

“Let’s just say I’m very blind. I can’t see Scott’s name over there if I close my right eye,” Lacy said, pointing toward quarterback Scott Tolzien’s locker about 20 feet way.

Green Bay Packers

PLAYERPOSINJURYWEDTHUFRISTATUS
Bryan BulagaOTConcussionDNPDNP
Davon HouseCBShoulderDNPDNP
Eddie LacyRBEyeLimitedLimited
T.J. LangGAnkleLimitedLimited
Clay MatthewsLBBicepsLimitedLimited
Mike NealLBAbdomenLimitedLimited
Nick PerryLBShoulderLimitedLimited
Josh SittonGToeDNPLimited

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

PLAYERPOSINJURYWEDTHUFRISTATUS
Mason FosterLBAchillesLimited Limited
Isaiah FreyCBAnkleDNPDNP
Dashon GoldsonSShinNot listed Limited
Clinton McDonaldDTHamstringLimited Limited
Kevin PamphileOTAnkle/Knee Limited Limited
Solomon PattonWRFootLimited Limited
Bobby RaineyRBWristNot listedFull
Major WrightSRibsDNP Limited

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