GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - Green Bay Packers’ right tackle Bryan Bulaga was placed on injured reserve today. As was speculated last week, Bulaga is out for the year with a severe hip injury suffered eight days ago in the Packers’ home victory over Arizona. The third-year pro dislocated a hip, but early reports indicate that surgery will not be needed. After Bulaga left, guard T-J Lang moved over to the right tackle spot and backup Evan Dietrich-Smith moved to Lang’s left guard spot. Coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers have a rotation in mind, but would not immediately disclose it. The Packers’ filled the roster spot by bringing back linebacker Vic So’oto. He was cut September 25th and was signed by Oakland, where he was active for four games, but did not get much playing time. The Raiders cut him last week. The Packers may need So’oto if Clay Matthews is out for a longer period than expected. McCarthy said today that Matthews will have some stronger rehab work tomorrow and the team will know more about him on Wednesday. The Packers had their bye this past weekend, and will play at Detroit next Sunday. Several injured players returned to the field today, but a couple appeared to be limited, including fullback John Kuhn and tackle Derek Sherrod. Receiver Jordy Nelson, corner Sam Shields, and tight end Andrew Quarless also practiced after being hurt.
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