The Green Bay Packers have entirely too many injuries after just two games in the 2017 NFL season. There were 13 players who were listed on the injury report heading into the week and eight of those players did not practice on Wednesday. Two of the players are very important to the health and safety of quarterback Aaron Rodgers as both left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga are both listed as injured.

Bulaga is back at practice full-time

First, for the good news. Bryan Bulaga returned to practice at full capacity on Wednesday. That is great news because at least one of the key starting offensive tackles is back and ready to protect Aaron Rodgers against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this weekend.

According to Bulaga, he “felt good.” After the full-participation workout, he said that he was working through some things and was just taking it on a day-to-day basis.

Bulaga, who is suffering an ankle injury, was back to limited practice on Thursday but the Green Bay Packers are likely just working him back in without wanting to push too hard in practice. If Bulaga is able to play on Sunday, and from the way he is talking, he will be on the field, it will be his first game of the season back to defend his star quarterback. Bulaga said that he doesn’t have much in the way of restricted movement and that is a positive. He did say he wanted to see how he felt on Thursday, so the fact he was limited that day means that Packers fans will still need to wait and see.

Bakhtiari hasn’t practiced the entire week

David Bakhtiari, on the other hand, has not returned to practice after suffering a hamstring injury. Originally, the Bakhtiari injury was not considered that serious and he was a game-time decision for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. That injury was worse than expected, and with both Bulaga and Bakhtiari out of action, Aaron Rodgers was chased around all night, sacked three times, and even lost a fumble.

Rodgers was so flustered that he even threw a rare interception.

The Green Bay Packers need both Bulaga and Bakhtiari back on the offensive line to protect their star quarterback. It doesn’t look like Bakhtiari will be back this week due to his complete lack of practice. Bakhtiari was inactive on Sunday night and he said earlier this week that he is not sure he is ready to come back yet.

The injury happened in the Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks when he ended up doing the splits.

There is hope that Bulaga will return to help shore down that offensive line. If he does not return, the Green Bay Packers will likely start Kyle Murphy at left tackle and Justin McCray at right tackle once again.