Matt LaFleur: I sure hope David Bakhtiari can play at some point

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The Packers activated left tackle David Bakhtiari from the physically unable to perform list last week, but he didn’t play in their win over the Seahawks and it’s not looking like he’ll be playing against the Vikings this weekend either.

Bakhtiari missed his third straight practice on Thursday, which head coach Matt LaFleur said is “part of the process” of his return from last year’s torn ACL and not the result of a setback that occurred once Bakhtiari came off the list. LaFleur was asked if it was possible that the process could play out in a way that left the Packers without Bakhtiari for the entire season.

“I sure hope he’s able to go at some point,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of

Elgton Jenkins has been starting at left tackle with Bakhtiari out of action and his tenure remains an open-ended one.

11 responses to “Matt LaFleur: I sure hope David Bakhtiari can play at some point

  1. I sure hope David Bakhtiari can play at some point = there are unexpected problems with his recovery.

  2. The line is holding up great. Coach knows there is no reason to rush him back into games. Might as well keep him healthy for the super bowl run.

  3. I sure hope David Bakhtiari can play at some point = Aaron’s toe means he can’t move = Aaron will be a statue = we’ll be one and done again.

  4. He always seems to be injured.
    Only missed 10 games in 8 years prior to tearing his ACL.

  5. Did anyone expect anything different? The Packers took Bakhtiari off the PUP list because they had no choice–by rule, if they hadn’t, they would have had to give up on him playing at all this season.

    It had nothing to do with how close he was to actually recovering and being ready to play (which, for an ACL tear, usually takes roughly a year–and being able to play effectively usually takes much longer).

  6. I’m excited to see the division’s best defense tee off on Kirk.

    After seeing what they’ve done to good QBs the last three weeks (under 12 points, more turnovers than touchdowns, and a mere 259 yards per game), I wonder what they’ll do to captain mediocre.

    Packers 24, Vikings 13.

    Packers sack Cousins more than 5 times, including one fumble. Pick him off twice.

  7. Hey. Ease off on the Vikes. Given that this isnt a primetime game, it is possible Beeker can cobble together a decent game. Im betting that a fair number of Viking fans (anti Zimmer crowd) actually hope their team loses.

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