Packers Thursday injury analysis

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

The likelihood that Bryan Bugala would be returning to the starting lineup after a two-week hiatus increased after the Packers' regular starting right tackle practiced for a second straight day on a limited basis. All signs point toward Bulaga, who has been out with a knee injury, returning to his customary ORT perch, and Marshall Newhouse taking over at left tackle for veteran Chad Clifton, who is out indefinitely with knee and hamstring issues.

Two other Green Bay offensive linemen showed up on the Packers-Rams Thursday injury report. Starting ORG Josh Sitton (ankle) practiced on a limited basis for a second straight day, and backup C Evan Dietrich-Smith (foot) practiced on a limited basis after not having been listed on the injury report Wednesday.

Also worth noting was WR Greg Jennings' groin injury. Jennings, who has been outstanding all season, practiced on a limited basis Thursday after not having been listed on the injury report Wednesday. Neither LOLB Clay Matthews (quadriceps) nor CB Charles Woodson (foot/knee) practiced for a second straight day.