David Bakhtiari not putting a timetable on return from torn ACL

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari tore his ACL in a late-season practice, sidelining him for the team’s postseason run.

Bakhtiari should return to game action at some point in 2021. But for now, Bakhtiari isn’t putting a timetable on his recovery.

“I’ve really just thrown the book at my knee and my goal is just whatever I can do to put my knee in the best situation to come back as healthy as possible,” Bakhtiari said, via Olivia Reiner of PackersNews.com. “As soon as possible is what I’m working on and I’m working towards.”

Bakhtiari also joked that he has no problem saying he’ll be ready for training camp — in 2022.

But for now, Bakhtiari is working on the side at Packers minicamp.

Head coach Matt LaFleur recently said that Bakhtiari is “a little bit ahead of schedule.” But it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the left tackle opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list, given how late the injury occurred last season.

3 responses to “David Bakhtiari not putting a timetable on return from torn ACL

  1. People forget what a loss this guy was going into the playoffs. It’s easy to blame everything on Rodgers but the man put up 3 tds and a 100+ rating against the top D in the league without the NFL’s best left tackle. His opponent in that game is widely called the goat even though he only managed a 78 rating against the Packer’s mundane defense. This may have been the most significant injury in the league last year if not for the Chiefs suffering a similar fate before the SB.

  2. They are fortunate to have a versatile guy like Elgton Jenkins. They’ll endure very little drop-off.

    The No.1 ranked offense is largely due to having a top-ranked O-line. Say what you want but Rodgers was surrounded by talented personnel. Not sure what his specific gripe is. No.1 offense. What does that tell you?

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