Bulaga returns to practice; Lacy sits out

Ryan Wood
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Right tackle Bryan Bulaga appeared to be hobbling a bit, but he was suited up and participating in drills at Wednesday's practice.

Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) was injured during Thursday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Bulaga sprained his left MCL in the first half of the Packers opener last Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers held their first practice since then Wednesday at their indoor facility.

Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) was dressed in shorts and not participating at practice. However, tight end Brandon Bostick (right fibula) and rookie cornerback Demetri Goodson (concussion) returned to practice after missing time with injury.

Bulaga had missed 23 straight regular-season games before last week. His injury was not thought to be severe. Recovery time from a sprained MCL typically ranges between two and four weeks.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Bulaga wanted to practice today. Left guard Josh Sitton said Monday that Bulaga was in good spirits and wanted to fight through the injury.

Bulaga's status should be cleared up later Wednesday afternoon. Even if he's less than 100 percent healthy, his return to the field is a promising sign.

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