David Bakhtiari carted off from scrimmage with ankle injury

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Five years ago, the Packers lost left tackle Bryan Bulaga for the year with a torn ACL suffered during the annual family night scrimmage. This year, family night has the Packers holding their breath over an injury to their left tackle, again.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari exited Saturday night’s family night scrimmage on a cart with an ankle injury.

I don’t have enough information to answer that,” coach Mike McCarthy said regarding the severity of the injury, via NBC26.com. “I know it’s his ankle but that’s all I know.”

At least one teammate believes Bakhtiari will be OK.

“I think he said he got his foot caught underneath him,” left guard Lane Taylor said. “Not 100 percent sure, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.”

Meanwhile, Bulaga now plays right tackle, and he still isn’t practicing after suffering another ACL tear last November.

The offensive line has been a persistent question mark for the Packers over the past few years. Although quarterback Aaron Rodgers has the skills to operate effectively without high-end blocking, the running game has sputtered at time — and the play of the offensive line may have something to do with that. Depending on the extent of Bakhtiari’s injury, the line could once again be a work in progress, which never really makes much of it.

25 responses to “David Bakhtiari carted off from scrimmage with ankle injury

  1. Here’s to hoping Bakhtiari is alright. Injuries suck anytime, but preseason team scrimages are even worse.

    Surprised to learn that the “family night” was so poorly attended. Certain green and gold fans boasted about there being over 80,000 fans attending this scrimmage. There weren’t even 65,000 in attendance.

  2. The Green Bay Packers Family Night is a fun event meant for kids and adults who normally wouldn’t get a chance to see the inside of Lambeau Field.
    A lot of what they do is community and charity based.
    Yes, it has transgressed from a full fledged scrimmage to a glorified practice, but they give away the worn jerseys with music and fireworks after the “game”
    I don’t recall any Packer fan claiming 80,000 would be in attendance. Mainly because every seat isn’t up for sale.
    But the fact remains that last night, this event sold out for the 12th year in a row.
    Something that’s easily verifiable with a simple Google search.

  3. 78,000 tickets were available and sold. Sell-Out. This is why I said 80 thousand at a practice the other day in a post. I am not sure on the gate numbers last nite but if it’s 65 thousand then wonderful.

    Bryan Bulaga practiced Friday. Florio says in the article that he is “still not practicing”

    It looks like Bakhtiari just rolled the ankle. Should be fine. We will know later today.

  4. Two a days are dangerous. Has anyone ever thought of conducting two a day practices like a game, a first half, chalk talk and then a second half. It may cut down on injuries.

  5. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 5, 2018 at 9:35 am
    Injuries on the Packers offensive line never really matter.
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    Yes, I’m sure it’s much better to believe this and other assorted conspiracy theories than to just admit your team just got beat.

  6. I don’t get why they couldn’t hold off on this scrimmage and allow their fans to watch one of their own get inducted into the hall of fame. Maybe I’m wrong, but if this scrimmage was Saturday night then it was probably the same time Jerry Kramer was being inducted into the hall. Not a huge deal but I would have been more respectful to one of my all time greats.

  7. He’s in Green Bay. What do you think happened? He slipped on a cow pie. We have dual purpose fields here. He’ll be all right. Go back to your cheesing.

  8. bird2urmother says:
    August 5, 2018 at 10:35 am
    I don’t get why they couldn’t hold off on this scrimmage and allow their fans to watch one of their own get inducted into the hall of fame. Maybe I’m wrong, but if this scrimmage was Saturday night then it was probably the same time Jerry Kramer was being inducted into the hall. Not a huge deal but I would have been more respectful to one of my all time greats.
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    That’s a great point and I wondered the same thing myself.
    Not exactly sure how the scheduling coincided, but I wondered why they couldn’t have bumped the scrimmage up to Friday night instead of Saturday.
    Or else move the starting time to Saturday afternoon and scrub the fireworks.
    With enough advanced notice, I don’t see why some of this wouldn’t have been feasible.
    As it stood, I stayed home and flipped between both and the Brewer game.

  9. “Next man up” is great and all that but this could be a crushing blow if it’s serious. PFF has Bakhtiari as the best pass-blocking LT in the league and they had Bulaga as the best pass-blocking RT in the league when he was healthy all year (year before last).

    I’m hoping Joe Philbin back at the helm of the offense will take some pressure off the O-line. When he was here last, the offense made its living off of quick throws and good timing. Yes, Rodgers was very good at extending plays and making something out of nothing when the timing wasn’t there but it was the exception rather than the rule. After Philbin left, they seemed to get overly enamored with the concept, oftentimes ignoring short gains that were there to be had while looking for big plays downfield.

  10. And people wonder why Everyone thinks Vikings fans are the worst in the sport. On this one article we have at least five Vikes fans pretending to be packers fans, and half the rest of them are making fun of the Packers.

    Neanderthals. The whole lot of them.

    I love being better than them, but it’s not very hard.

  11. We can all be tremendously confident in the top notch and competent WI healthcare David will receive – comforted by the assurance that he won’t be cleared to go back to work until he’s fully healthy.

  12. To be fair to actual Vikings fans, most of the troll screen names and those pretending to be Packers fans are one mentally ill individual.

    We all should pray he finds the help he needs. I do honestly feel sorry for someone with that obvious of a severe untreated mental illness.

  13. Everyone can exhale. Several sources have already reported that it’s nothing more than a sprain and he’ll only miss some practice time. Should still be a full go for the regular season.

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    To be fair to actual Vikings fans, most of the troll screen names and those pretending to be Packers fans are one mentally ill individual.

    We all should pray he finds the help he needs. I do honestly feel sorry for someone with that obvious of a severe untreated mental illness.

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    Agreed. I’m also pretty sure that some of the wackier Packer trolls are that same individual. I’d even go so far as to say I personally believe it has trolling identities for many teams, if not every team.

    Our best bet, as hard as it would be, would be to ignore it completely. No replies, no thumbs up, no thumbs down; ignore it completely. If it doesn’t get the attention it so desperately craves from us (all of us NFCN fans), it’ll just use its other trolling identities to troll other teams in other divisions.

  15. freefromwhatyouare says:

    78,000 tickets were available and sold. Sell-Out. This is why I said 80 thousand at a practice the other day in a post. I am not sure on the gate numbers last nite but if it’s 65 thousand then wonderful.
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    From Packers.com:

    “All available tickets for “Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health” have been sold, the organization reported Tuesday. More than 78,000 tickets for the Aug. 4 event have been distributed.”

    You need to understand the difference between tickets “sold” and tickets “distributed”.

    All the “available” tickets were sold. No where does it say that 78,000 tickets were available for sale.

    The Packers gave away over 13,000 tickets.

    Claiming a sell out is fake news.

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