David Bakhtiari’s return from appendectomy “could be a while”

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has missed a lot of games because of his knee over the last two years, but a different health issue has him on the shelf at the moment.

Bakhtiari did not play in Sunday’s win over the Bears after having an emergency appendectomy last Friday and head coach Matt LaFleur sounded like the team isn’t expecting to have Bakhtiari back in the lineup in the near future.

“From what I’ve been told it could be a while,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Zach Tom started in Bakhtiari’s place against Chicago and played every offensive snap. The Packers have a bye this week and return to face the Rams at home in Week 15.

7 responses to “David Bakhtiari’s return from appendectomy “could be a while”

  1. Wishing the snakebitten former All-pro LT all the best and quick healing.

    He is a fine person, including a wonderful family man.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an offensive lineman hold as much as he does. Every. Single. Play.

  3. If he was as tough as Brett Favre, He woulda been blocking while the operated on the field… It’s a different NFL.

  4. What a waste of a contract he was….
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    5 consecutive All-Pro teams. He was arguably the best lineman in football.

    Impossible to predict injury.

  5. I don’t think people understand what happens when you have an appendectomy. They literally have to cut a hole in your abdomen. Abdominal injuries are slow and painful to heal because they’re such critical muscles and they’re ALWAYS being used. To get full ROM back, let alone strength, it takes awhile, at least a month to feel “normal” again. Longer to be at full strength.

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an offensive lineman hold as much as he does. Every. Single. Play.
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    Than you weren’t watching Donovan Smith last night.

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