David Bakhtiari not practicing Thursday after “good practice” Wednesday

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari is not practicing on Thursday after taking part in Wednesday’s session, but head coach Matt LaFleur said that’s not because he’s had a setback with his knee.

Bakhtiari has played in one game since tearing his ACL at the end of the 2020 season, so any absence from the field is going to raise concern that he’s moving in the wrong direction. During Thursday press conference, LaFleur said that missing practice is just part of the team’s plan to get Bakhtiari into the lineup on gamedays.

“He had a good practice . . . He will not practice, even once he’s fully back, in terms of in the lineup, he won’t practice three days in a row. It’ll be a day on, a day off, a day on,” LaFleur said, via Zach Kruse of USAToday.com.

LaFleur did not say if Bakhtiari will play against the Bears this weekend and the nature of his situation makes it hard for the Packers to count on having him in the lineup at any point.

18 responses to “David Bakhtiari not practicing Thursday after “good practice” Wednesday

  1. I’m a Packer fan and I’m coming to the conclusion Bakhtiari’s NFL career is done. Very unfortunate.
    He must’ve had a lot more knee damage than just a torn ACL if it takes nearly 2 years and he still can’t get back on the field.

  2. As a Bears fan I won’t get too excited about our chances until I see how the refs call the game. If it’s the typical hold-fest by the Packers’ O-Line and bailout calls for Rodgers and the Bears WRs on 3rd down then it won’t matter how many starters the Packers are down or where #12’s head is at, it won’t materially affect the outcome.

  3. And the silence you hear is Lambeau field
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    I wish the Packer would be quiet about this.

    I don’t think any rational Packer fan thinks Bahk will ever play again.

    We all hope, sure. Not much faith here though.

  4. thebigkuhuna says:
    September 15, 2022 at 3:14 pm
    And the silence you hear is Lambeau field
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I think they’re closed on Wednesdays. Try rattling the doors, sometimes Jeff will come down. Good luck!

  5. I hope both teams are at full tilt so that we can see where each stands in this division. Hard to take much from the Bears other than they’re playing WAY more disciplined and not killing themselves like in the past. Rodgers looked very mundane vs. an hyped up Vikings team. I’ll never bet against Rodgers at home, but I have as good a feeling about my Bears as I have in a very long time.

  6. Mas tequila! says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:17 pm
    Why not just retire?
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    Same reasons as Brady.
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    Brady never misses a game. Bakhtiari has a bad knee and never plays. No comparison.

  7. Brady never misses a game. Bakhtiari has a bad knee and never plays. No comparison.
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    Bahk still thinks he can play, and someone is willing to pay him to do it.

    Same reasons as Brady.

  8. To the trolls, giggling with glee. You’re pathetic! This is sad for the Packers, their fans, the NFL and David Bahktiari. Yes, he’s collected a very large sum of money, but nonetheless, what a crappy way to have your career come to an end. Ok, we don’t know that for sure, but let’s be real, even if he does get back it’s hard to imagine he’s ever the same. But seriously, those of you celebrating serious injuries, get a life.

  9. thebigkuhuna says:
    September 15, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    And the silence you hear is Lambeau field
    ________

    Really? Tune into the game Sunday night, I think you’ll be in for a bit of a surprise. 😉

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