Packers fear Pro Bowl LT David Bakhtiari tore his ACL

Packers Lose A Key Player Before Their Key Matchup Vs the Bears

by PigskinMT

Posted 1 year ago

With the Green Bay Packers on the verge of locking up the No. 1 seed and a bye in the NFC, they have likely lost one of their best players for the rest of the season.

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle David Bakhtiari suffered what the team believes is a season-ending torn ACL in practice on Thursday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said. The team will likely run more tests to confirm the ACL tear, but the initial diagnosis on that injury is rarely wrong.

The Packers enter this weekend looking to lock up both the number 1 seed in the NFC AND in a bid to possibly cost their long time divisional rivals the Chicago Bears a spot in the playoffs. Beating the Bears will be tougher without Bakhtiari, and navigating the NFC playoffs without him will be a much bigger challenge.

Bakhtiari has played eight seasons for the Packers and was an All-Pro in 2018. According to Pro Football Focus, Bakhtiari allowed just one sack on 420 pass attempts this season.

Often tasked with stopping their opponents top pass rusher (this week all world rusher Khalil Mack) the lose of Bakhtiari risk putting one of the NFC favorites at risk.

Topic: Sports

Tags: Green Bay Packers

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