David Bakhtiari sits out practice with back injury

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a back injury. He did not practice Thursday, increasing concern about his availability for Sunday.

So what do the Packers do if they don’t have Bakhtiari?

Right guard Billy Turner could move to tackle and have Lucas Patrick start at right guard, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports as the most likely scenario. The Packers also have Alex Light and right tackle Bryan Bulaga as options to play left tackle.

“I don’t know if we’re at that point right now, to be honest with you,” Bulaga said, via Demovsky. “So I don’t even want to go down that path. Obviously, Dave’s one of the best tackles in the game, so obviously whenever you remove a really good player, you’re not putting in a better player than that really good player. So it obviously hurts the front, but guys have to step up. Just like if someone gets nicked up in a game, someone’s got to go in and play. They’re expected to win and play at a high level. But to my knowledge, we’re not at that point.”

30 responses to “David Bakhtiari sits out practice with back injury

  1. Great. Now Bak is damaged and hurting. That sounds familiar. Aaron is Bak’s sipping buddy. Maybe they drank too much this week.

    I hope this isn’t the game that Aaron implodes on Matty boy. They weren’t communicating very well during the last game. At least Aaron likes Mike’s defense.

  2. Good luck down a man on the O line, your old pal Barr is coming and he’s just the start. Don’t believe me? Watch tape from the Falcon’s game, rodgers already was gonna run for his life.

  3. Fantastic. Aaron better play that position as the Vikings are going to feast on not just Aaron but the whole slackers.

  4. Uh-oh, i hope that he can play & that he’s okay longterm.

    Boy, they just might be in big trouble without him against a top 10 D line which is what the Vikings have. Skol Vikings!

    I’m so looking forward to an exciting game!

  5. ShiftyVision says:
    September 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Vikings 2-0 and never look back
    _____________

    The Vikings were undefeated going into a WEEK 6 Bye a few years ago, and managed to play meaningless games by Christmas.. you should know better than to get too far ahead of yourself.

  6. Hope he plays, I’d rather both teams were at 100%. FYI – Hunter led the lead in QB pressures week 1. The defense is improved with Harris replacing Sendejo, as evidence by him being named NFL Defensive player of the week. But Alexander most likely is out and Hughes isn’t ready, so perhaps the injuries balance out.

    Should be a fun game

  7. Bryan Bulaga: “To my knowledge, we’re not at that point.”

    Meaning that as far he knows Bakh is playing Sunday.

    My concern level is quite low at this point.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  8. I was going to list all the Packers in town for the weekend, but I guess I can’t.

    I will then just say….

    Win this one for Bart!

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  9. Blah blah blah. Nothing but smack talk from the lutefisk-heads. But, then again, I guess this game is closest thing they ever get to a Superbowl, so they’re all jacked.

  10. Never like it when an opposing teams have hurt players that may not play, I want the Vikings to beat teams with all their starters, its more meaningful. This kid is without a doubt one of the best tackles in the NFL. If he doesn’t play or doesn’t make it through the game and gets pulled. Aaron could and should be in for a long night.

  11. I have a low concern about Bakhtiari this week, but it is nice having versatile players all along the line that can play multiple positions if some shuffling ever needs to be done.

    It is also nice to have quality depth on the OL with players like Elgton Jenkins, Alex Light, Lucas Patrick, and Cole Madison. Some teams don’t have this versatility and depth on their roster.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  12. You know as great as everyone claims GB’s line is, they gave up 49 sacks last year. so are they really all that great?

  13. Funny to see Vikings’ fans making predictions based on Week 1 performances.
    It’s like they don’t understand the game ….

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 13, 2019 at 10:38 am
    I have a low concern about Bakhtiari this week, but it is nice having versatile players all along the line that can play multiple positions if some shuffling ever needs to be done.

    It is also nice to have quality depth on the OL with players like Elgton Jenkins, Alex Light, Lucas Patrick, and Cole Madison. Some teams don’t have this versatility and depth on their roster.
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    If you had good depth, you would have an actual backup LT and not have to shift your RG.

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