Packers-Bucs Final Injury Report

Bryan Bulaga remains in the concussion protocol and has been deemed questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. He would have been limited participation on Friday. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bryan Bulaga, who sustained a concussion last week at Buffalo, is questionable for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay.

The Green Bay Packers’ starting right tackle would have been limited participation had the team practiced on Friday.

For a player recovering from a concussion, he must pass through five phases, starting with rest. From there, it’s light aerobic exercise, balance training and attending team meetings and film sessions. Step 3 is continued aerobic exercise and strength training. Step 4 is football-specific activities that do not involve contact. The final step is full clearance from the medical staff. At some point following Step 1 or during Steps 2 or 3, he must pass neurocognitive testing administered by an independent neuropsychology consultant. Presumably, Bulaga will do some football-specific activities during Saturday’s light practice before the team departs for Tampa, Fla.

“As we say in here all of the time, you’re either a part of the protocol or you’re not a part of the protocol,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s still in it, and he’s making progress.”

If Bulaga can’t play, J.C. Tretter would make his first NFL start. He played well in replacing Bulaga last week until yielding a sack-strip to Mario Williams that extinguished the Packers’ comeback hopes.

“J.C.’s a heck of a football player,” McCarthy said. “I think he showed that just based on what he accomplished in the spring all the way through training camp, going out and establishing himself as the starting center. Now, to come back off of his injury and being able to play guard, center and tackle I think speaks volumes. He put together some very good plays. It’s definitely something I look for him to improve on but, yeah, we feel good about where J.C. is right now.”

The only player who is out is cornerback Davon House (shoulder).

“I know Dr. (Pat) McKenzie feels good about the progress he’s making,” McCarthy said.

Green Bay Packers

Bryan BulagaOTConcussionDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable
Davon HouseCBShoulderDNPDNPDNPOut
Eddie LacyRBEyeLimitedLimitedLimitedProbable
T.J. LangGAnkleLimitedLimited LimitedProbable
Clay MatthewsLBBicepsLimitedLimited LimitedProbable
Mike NealLBAbdomenLimitedLimited LimitedProbable
Nick PerryLBShoulderLimitedLimited LimitedProbable
Josh SittonGToeDNPLimited LimitedProbable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mason FosterLBAchillesLimited LimitedLimitedQuestionable
Isaiah FreyCBAnkleDNPDNP DNPQuestionable
Dashon GoldsonSShinNot listed LimitedLimitedQuestionable
Clinton McDonaldDTHamstringLimited LimitedFullQuestionable
Kevin PamphileOTAnkle/Knee Limited LimitedFullQuestionable
Solomon PattonWRFootLimited LimitedFullQuestionable
Bobby RaineyRBWristNot listedFullFullProbable
Major WrightSRibsDNP LimitedLimitedOut

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