Brian Gutekunst: David Bakhtiari “way ahead of schedule” in ACL rehab

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari tore his ACL during a late-December practice, keeping him out of Green Bay’s postseason run.

Based on the usual recovery time for the injury, Bakhtiari’s status for Week 1 is in doubt. But General Manager Brian Gutekunst had a positive outlook on the offensive lineman’s status.

“I haven’t seen Dave in three weeks to a month, but all the reports are fantastic, and when he left here he was way ahead of schedule,” Gutekunst said Monday, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We have a lot of confidence in David and the way he takes care of his body, the way he works, how important it is to him, what a professional he is, that he’s going to be on target with all that stuff.”

Gutekunst added “nothing would shock me” when addressing whether or not Bakhtiari would be ready for the start of the season.

“He’s a unique individual,” Gutekunst said. “He’s different than most with how he attacks things, his mentality.”

Bakhtiari has received a four-year contract extension last November, putting him under contract through 2024. A former fourth-round pick, he’s started 118 games for Green Bay since 2013.

10 responses to “Brian Gutekunst: David Bakhtiari “way ahead of schedule” in ACL rehab

  1. Every recovery is ahead of schedule. Every surgery is successful. Every injured player will be back 100%.

  2. jonbeck316 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 10:42 am
    I’ve heard that many times before and it’s never once been true

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    Adrian Peterson

  3. jonbeck316 says:

    April 27, 2021 at 10:42 am
    I’ve heard that many times before and it’s never once been true

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    Tom Brady, 2008 ACL Injury

    He hasn’t done too badly since then.

  4. David Bakhtiari has been looked over his whole football career to become a 4 time Associated Press All-Pro at one of the NFL’s most sought after, critical positions.
    He’s battled through injuries before, although nothing this severe.
    And he always shows up prepared and ready to play.
    So, no, nothing would surprise me, but realistically, I’d expect him back in the starting lineup by October.
    And the Dude can certainly slam a beer. 😉

  5. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:39 am
    jonbeck316 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 10:42 am
    I’ve heard that many times before and it’s never once been true

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    Adrian Peterson

    17 1 Rate This
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    avpackfan says:
    April 27, 2021 at 11:49 am
    jonbeck316 says:

    April 27, 2021 at 10:42 am
    I’ve heard that many times before and it’s never once been true

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    Tom Brady, 2008 ACL Injury

    He hasn’t done too badly since then.

    13 1 Rate This
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    I think we all know who gave us each a down vote… that guy that never heard of Tom Brady or Adrian Peterson.

  6. This is one of those times that I am so grateful for the incredibly high quality of healthcare enjoyed by the people of WI.

  7. Bryan Bulaga had a ACL in late 2017 and starting practicing fully in August of 2018. Most said Bryan wouldn’t be ready to start by the beginning of the 2018 season, after having the ACL injury in November of the previous season.
    Yes, Packers OT’s are known to recover quickly from major injuries.

    Bet against Bakh, please👍

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation!✊

  8. Many ACL victims come back nearly as strong as ever, but it still takes one year of playing again before it’s all systems go.

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