The Green Bay Packers will be without tackle Bryan Bulaga for the entire 2013 season after suffering a pre-season injury.
Bulaga, 24, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Saturday night's scrimmage at the home of the Packers - Lambeau Field, the team confirmed yesterday.
Green Bay cancelled their scheduled training session on Monday and made no one available to comment on the matter.
The injury will leave a big hole in their protection of Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy had moved Bulaga to left tackle three months ago as he wanted to form a partnership with guard Josh Sitton to protect Rodgers' blindside.
With the absence of the 24-year-old, Marshall Newhouse could be moved back to left tackle after being switched to right as part of McCarthy's shuffle-around.
The team could also bring in fourth-round pick David Bakhtiari, who impressed in the first week of practice with pades, where he completed with Newhouse and Don Barclay at right tackle.
Barlcay had started the last six games of last season at right tackle after Bulaga had hip surgery, but he had been focusing on working at guard and centre during their training camp.
The Packers will have cover for the vacant position left by Bulaga but will be hoping for the left tackle to make a speedy recovery.
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