Latest On David Bakhtiari: Packers Offensive Tackle Undergoes Crucial Surgery

Published 11/24/2021, 6:37 AM EST
Photo credit – David Bakhtiari (Twitter)


David Bakhtiari would have taken part in practice after Green Bay Packers activated him from the PUP list on November 10th. But the offensive tackle has not been taking part in practice yet. Everyone wondered if his situation has worsened. Following the Vikings game, when Aaron Rodgers was asked about Bakhtiari’s status, he said it’s unknown. 

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What is Bakhtiari’s actual status?

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Packers LT had his knee reconstructed back in January after he suffered an ACL tear. This injury ended his season. An arthroscopic surgery was performed on Bakhtiari recently to clear up his reconstructed knee. Green Bay’s All-Pro tackle won’t be available immediately but things are looking optimistic. There are hopes that David will be back for the Packers stretch run. 

Elgton Jenkins stepped up to play in the position of David Bakhtiari during his absence. But he also suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the Week 11 game against Minnesota Vikings. The Packers are forced to find a replacement for Bakhtiari for the time being. David Bakhtiari has not played a single game this season because of his injuries. 

When will David Bakhtiari return?

The head coach of the Green Bay Packers Matt LaFleur said, “It’s day to day, it’s part of the process, he’s coming off a major injury. We’re trying to put him in the best possible position for when he does return, so that’s he good to go.” The Packers are being cautious with their star LT as they just lost their backup LT Jenkins recently. 

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After the arthroscopic surgery, there is the hope of Bakhtiari returning full time around December. The Green Bay Packers defense is stretched thin right now. There is still no word on Josh Myers’ return till now. With Jenkins done for the season, the Packers need Bakhtiari. But as if right now, he is sidelined, hoping to return soon. 

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The offense of the Packers seems to do alright. They need to keep their offense strong until they figure out the defense. You can’t win games with only the offense. The Packers are still on the top of the NFC North table with an 8-3 record. But without the proper defense, it’s going to be hard to defend the lead. Things are looking good for the Packers because David Bakhtiari has been cleared and should join the defense soon. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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