Aaron Rodgers will not have a left tackle in the Green Bay Packers’ Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears as David Bakhtiari had an appendectomy on Friday and will be out this weekend.
Bakhtiari tweeted that he thought he strained his stomach or something to do with his stomach on Friday morning. He took the matter to the Packers team doctor and the next thing he knew was that he was under the knife. The 31-year-old man said the procedure went well.
Unfortunately for the Packers, Bakhtiari has been on the injury record this season with a knee problem and has missed three of 12 games. On December 31, 2020, Bakhtiari tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training. Due to his injury so late this year, he only appeared in the final regular season game in 2021. However, he seemed to be more comfortable lately as Bakhtiari didn’t miss an attacking snap in three games. This series will end on Sunday.
With a five-time All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler coming out this week, Yosh Nijman, Zach Thom and Elgton Jenkins could start on the left side. according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Bakhtiari isn’t the only NFL player to have had an appendectomy this season. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow missed preseason practice with one of them, Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel had an appendectomy in late August, New York Giants defenseman Aaron Robinson had surgery to remove his appendix in September, and defenseman ” Pittsburgh Steelers Minka Fitzpatrick just had an appendectomy. last month.