Packers not in the clear yet with David Bakhtiari

David Bakhtiari was held out of OTA practices. Matt LaFleur says the Packers star left tackle will "hopefully" be ready for training camp.

One of the longest ongoing storylines for the Green Bay Packers last fall was centered around star left tackle David Bakhtiari and his surgically repaired knee.

Bakhtiari tore his ACL in December of 2020, and was expected to return to the playing field at some point during the 2021-22 regular season.

First, expectations were that he would return sometime in October or early November. Then, the hope was that he would return shortly after the bye week in early December. He finally made an appearance in the season finale at Detroit, but that proved to be the last time we saw him suiting up for the season.

Bakhtiari detailed his experience with the frustrating process of rehabbing the knee in an interview with CheeseheadTV's Aaron Nagler shortly after the season wrapped up.

Near the end of the interview, Nagler asked Bakhtiari if there were any reasons for long-term worry.

"No," Bakhtiari stated. "The hurdle you want to get over is having a full recovery from an ACL. I know my ACL is good. My meniscus is good, they cut out like 10-15 percent of it. It’s just my knee needing rest. Structurally it’s good. Just need to take this time off."

Although No. 69 said there's no reason for long-term concern, it's looking like he's still not quite out of the clear yet.

Nearly 18 months out from surgery, Bakhtiari has been purposefully held off the playing field at OTAs in order for him to keep gaining strength back.

That's not necessarily a worry.

What is a slight concern is how head coach Matt LaFleur worded his response when asked about whether Bakhtiari would be participating in OTA practices.

"Our plan all along was to hold him from this time of the year and make sure he's continuing to get stronger and ready to go hopefully for training camp," LaFleur said on Tuesday. "This is part of our process right now."

Now, I may be reading into this a bit too much, but the word "hopefully" doesn't make me feel confident that the NFL's second-highest paid offensive lineman will be ready to roll for the first day of training camp.

Forget wide receivers, forget a dominant defense... Whether Bakhtiari will be ready to go with no holdups come the end of July is the top storyline I'll be tuning in to.

I'm not saying it's time to hit the panic button. I genuinely believe Bakhtiari when he says there's no reason to be concerned long-term. And I believe that it's probably the right move to stay a bit more on the cautious side.

But it did make me perk my ears up when LaFleur said the word "hopefully."

As long as Bakhtiari is ready to suit up in Week 1, then that's all that really matters.

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Gunnar Davis is a lifelong Packers fan and a recent graduate of Simpson College, where he was a 3-year letterwinner on the offensive line and graduated with a degree in multimedia communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @Gunnar57Davis.

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ImaPayne's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:18 pm

Hard to believe he has 10 years in already. If so, you have to be thinking, he wants to play but also wants to avoid more damage so maybe his abilities will be deminished as he doesnt give his all but gives enough to stay un injured?
He could walk away now he's got da money. WOuld not be shocked if he doenst like his new shelf and says enough.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 09:51 am

I cant see him playing not to get hurt. You dont get to be as good as Bakh has been throughout his career without an intense, burning desire to be great. Its something guys like that dont just turn off. If his body is able, he will be out there giving 100% i have no doubt.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

June 02, 2022 at 12:11 pm

Lingering injuries and complications can mess with your head, and can cause you to unconsciously compensate. Look at Rodgers with his throwing mechanics. He admitted that in 2020 he had to go back and re-work on his mechanics as he was still compensating for his 2014/16/18 injuries.

For Bahk, that could impact how confident he is putting weight on a leg when setting, his lateral movement, etc. Even if he's not consciously holding back, with the length of his recovery it will take a lot of time for him to have enough confidence to work through any unconscious compensating he is doing.

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croatpackfan's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:40 pm

As I already wrote in some previous article, only worrisome issue with David's injury is do they (his physician and Packers medical staff) find the cause why that excessive amount of water constantly showing up in his knee.

If they did not found the reason and that excessive amount of water still showing up, especially under the higher efforts, he might be pushed to call off his career. What would be really regretfully. He was, from the beginning my favorite player among all OL-iners. I also hope that Packers have just carefull approach.

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PatrickGB's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:48 pm

That was my concern as well. Swelling anyplace means there is something causing it. (Unless the liquid is actually just some of his chugged beer) And all that time spent poking around the knee is time better spent rehabbing it and getting stronger with off-season work.

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Savage57's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:40 pm

"Out of the woods", and "Into the clear" combined?

Yogi Berra sends his respects.

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PatrickGB's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:50 pm

😉🤪 like you, I cringe at mixed metaphors!

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Bitternotsour's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:50 pm

the english language nods in response.

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GunnarDavis's picture

June 01, 2022 at 01:39 pm

My bad on that one. I always thought it was "out of the clear." But, after reading your comment and doing some google searches, I was not correct, haha.

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Savage57's picture

June 01, 2022 at 01:45 pm

Thanks for being a sport about it.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:49 pm

I'm an optimistic guy, but I've been worried about Bakhtiari ever since the middle of last season. I mean, that's when we were hoping to get him back, so he could play a few games down the stretch and be ready for the playoffs. Just like we're hoping for Jenkins now.

Since I believe in hoping for the best, I hoping we have Bakhtiari, Jenkins, and Myers on the field, especially for the playoffs. But since I believe in preparing for the worst, we could conceivably be looking at a line featuring none of them, or worse.

I'd resist the urge to move Nijman to RT and keep him at LT. I'd try Newman at RT, which is where he played in college. I think Tom is the center if Myers is out. Runyan has shown he's a very capable LG. But how many of you guys are comfortable with a stretch/playoff run featuring Nijman-Runyan-Tom-Rhyan-Newman, or something similar?

It's a big Achilles heel for us right now, because nothing works on offense if you don't get people blocked.

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PatrickGB's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:57 pm

Myers is already centered. David is probably Bakh and Run-yan has looked better in the run game as the season crept on. New-man has had a year to improve. We will be ok.

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dblbogey's picture

June 01, 2022 at 04:29 pm

I agree re: Bakh. No guarantee on an ACL tear. I think Nijman deserves more credit and would be a capable tackle if Bakh is down. With Elgton out 4-8 games, Bakh questionable, I'm sure glad they drafted some OL fairly early.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 01, 2022 at 07:03 pm

I think Jenkins might not be ready to play this season. If he is, fantastic, but I counted on Bakhtiari last year and I won’t make that mistake this time.

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Since'61's picture

June 02, 2022 at 09:32 am

LH - I agree, there are no guarantees on these guys returning. A little over 3 months to see where these guys are at. In the meantime get the other OLs ready to go. Thanks, Since '61

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 09:54 am

Every injury is different. Adrian Peterson once came back from an ACL tear in just 9 months and won an MVP award. Then theres a guy like Bakh who 18 months later still isnt fully recovered. Jenkins could be one or the other or somewhere in between. Too early to tell.

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jhtobias's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:51 pm

It's really a non topic in the sense of what will happen. He is bot gping anywhete this yr whether he can play or not. 35 million in dead cap vs 13 million in salary. The packers are stuck no matter what happens on 2022.

2023 23 million dead cap vs 29 million salary net gain 6 million. So if he truly cant play again 2023 is the yr to cut him.

Injuries suck . Wouldnt listen to anyone on the packers wont get the truth. Only truth is he is on the team or injured reserve this yr

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LLCHESTY's picture

June 01, 2022 at 05:01 pm

I think he has a $10 million non guaranteed roster bonus due next year. Not paying that would lesson the pain somewhat if he isn't able to play.

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Swisch's picture

June 01, 2022 at 06:06 pm

The injury issue is worth bringing up as far as giving guys who are about age 30 big contracts.
As far as I can tell, Bakh was a good risk as far as giving him a contract, in that linemen can generally play longer than running backs or wide receivers, and Bakh had little to no prior history of injury.
Sometimes things just go badly.
However, here's hoping and praying that Bakh can still make this contract turn out well for him and the Packers.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 09:58 am

Thats not accurate. Now that its post june 1st, they can release him with only $11.5 mil in dead money. Wouldnt be surprised if they cut him right before the season like they did with Josh Sitton years ago.

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Bearmeat's picture

June 01, 2022 at 12:52 pm

It's definitely a worry. 150% percent timeframe of "usual" pro athlete ACL recovery time. Over 30. Large man. Setbacks.

Yeah. Worry is the right term right now. If he's not in camp on day 1, THEN it's time to panic.

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NitschkeFan's picture

June 01, 2022 at 01:15 pm

Definitely a concern and anyone who doesn't think so is in denial. Missing one of the best LT's in the NFL hurt the Packers in both of their recent playoff losses.

There is a video out from recent outdoor agility (Matt Schneidman twitter) drills that shows all 3 other knee injury guys doing outdoor agility drills together ( Robert Tonyan, Elgton Jenkins and Kylin Hill). No Bakhtiari. And Jenkins looks both less agile (no surprise) and more tentative than the other two guys.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 01, 2022 at 07:08 pm

Hill, a smaller guy.
Tonyan is big guy
Jenkins is a massive guy.

More weight = more stress on injured legs. I think Hill and Tonyan will both be available early, but I suspect Jenkins could be a different story.

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HarryHodag's picture

June 01, 2022 at 02:15 pm

For 99 percent of last season David B. was not on the field. The Packers went 13-4 during the regular season.

I would say the news is concerning but not anything to lose sleep over. There have been many athletes who never fully recovered from this type of surgery. There also are many others who have. My main concern is he returns and then it gets re-injured.

Some folks scoffed at my notion that David's problem led the Packers to draft three players with LT experience.
Still not believing the two are connected? Yes, two of the three could play guard/center, but if David can't return they need another players to step up.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

June 01, 2022 at 02:18 pm

I've always thought Bak was more of a technique guy than the nasty junk yard dog who gets it done despite having less talent, so this is a huge concern.
However, they have cobbled together a good group without him, so that concern is more about the money and cap implications going forward (not that he didn't deserve it as sort of a bonus for past performance).
We may well have seen his best football in the past and won't get that level of production ever again.

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Lphill's picture

June 01, 2022 at 02:31 pm

last season after his surgery there were several reports during his rehab how far along he was and how well he was doing then there was little news until he started to practice , maybe he should never had returned for the playoff game .

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Johnblood27's picture

June 01, 2022 at 04:11 pm

but...

the GBP Assistant GM/QB wanted him back in there...

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 03:57 pm

In fairness, he had the setback with frequent swelling and fluid buildup long before that game. Actually had an arthroscopic procedure at some time near the beginning of the season IIRC. As much as I love blaming Aaronstotle, I cant blame him this time.

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Johnblood27's picture

June 05, 2022 at 03:08 pm

...and so... he shouldn't have been on the field vs Detroit.

except... AR wanted his security blanket out there.

Who knows, maybe if he waits one more week he could have gone vs SF and we win that game going away?

Who Knows? Dr Rodgers diagnosed his recovery and prescribed a starting role... He was WRONG!!!

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Swisch's picture

June 01, 2022 at 04:36 pm

Is it true that Bakh played in that Lions game at the end of the regular season at the urging of Aaron Rodgers?
I'd like to know if that's the case, and if so, the story behind it.
Was Bakh planning to sit that game out, but changed his mind because of Rodgers? Was LaFleur planning to sit Bakh out, but changed his mind because of Rodgers? Has anybody thoroughly looked into what happened?
I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to know the truth of this story.
Maybe it's nothing, but maybe it's a case of Rodgers intruding into decisions beyond his authority and his competence.
I truly hope the story is nothing, but let's not ignore it if there's anything to it.
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Here's the thing: On the last offensive play of the season for the Packers in a harsh loss to the 49ers in the playoffs, Rodgers overlooked a wide open Allen Lazard for what would have been a huge gain, and instead tried to force a pass to Davante Adams in double or triple coverage, to no avail.
It was an epic fail that ended a real opportunity to win a Super Bowl, yet it seems Rodgers has largely escaped accountability. I don't know of anyone asking him about this major error on the record.
So, I'm wondering what happened with Bakh playing against the Lions, and whether Rodgers had anything to do with it.
I'm concerned about Rodgers thinking he can do anything he wants with the Packers without any responsibility.
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If this is the case, the Packers are doomed to break our hearts once again.
If the quarterback is an arrogant and domineering jerk -- as I suspect regardless of the story about Bakh -- then what good can come of this season?
If I'm too hard on Rodgers, please correct me. Assure me of his sincerity and integrity, and set my mind and heart at ease. As it is, I cringe at the pandering to Rodgers, and the resulting prospect of tragedy inevitable.
I want to get behind Rodgers enthusiastically as I was in past times, but he seems to do little or nothing to earn the trust and allegiance of Packers fans.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 01, 2022 at 05:48 pm

This is just another reason why I am a fan!

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canadapacker's picture

June 01, 2022 at 06:01 pm

You a Mike Florio in disguise? Get over your AR hate - Not a fan of some of AR's antics but whatever. This article is about Bak - I dont think that he will ever play again - or he will come back and his knee is going to swell up and he will be on IR again.

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Swisch's picture

June 01, 2022 at 06:24 pm

I've been a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers; and even though he has let me down big time, I'm still rooting for him.
It's his enablers who are truly hurting Rodgers severely.
It's a great blessing to have someone telling you that you're making a big mistake in a caring and supportive way. I would have greatly appreciated it during some times in my life.
What Rodgers is doing in his arrogant and domineering diva way is not just a personal problem, but one that threatens the whole team, and the fans. He's a cancer that will only spread throughout the organism of the organization.
The Bakh story with the Lions may be an example of Rodgers causing devastation. It's important to know one way or the other.
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At this point, even winning a Super Bowl with Rodgers would mean very little if he doesn't change and continues to compromise the whole organization.
It's a matter of integrity.
In this life, we need to encourage each other to not sell out our character for supposedly getting ahead.
We're all susceptible to settling for the easy way; we all need help to do the right thing.

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Leatherhead's picture

June 01, 2022 at 11:14 pm

Swisch…do you really believe that highly successful and educated millionaires are mere meat-puppets to Rodgers and his Jedi mind tricks?

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croatpackfan's picture

June 02, 2022 at 02:27 am

It is not how many money you have, it is the question of your wishes and fears and wrong assessment of the reality.

If you excels in one life area and earn a huge amount of money, that does not mean that you can not become overly confident and start to see yourself as "superhuman" who can and know and may do everything and never be wrong. It is not so rare to happen to the very rich and popular persons, contrary it is very likely that will happen.

So, it is not how much money you have, it is what kind of person you are and what is your attitude...

So, yes, many of us are susceptible to manipulation from persons who are highly skilled in the manipulation (they are mostly politicians, but, also, you can find manipulator in every field of human existence). You can find a huge number of examples if you are willing to. It is very common that people who are caring about others fall under the influence of selfish and egoistic persons, believing they are friends and believing what they are care about them as much as they care about that person...

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Swisch's picture

June 02, 2022 at 10:46 am

Gute and LaFleur have seemingly given Rodgers almost unlimited power.
Which of our players wants to be the one who says that Rodgers is wrong about this or that decision, thereby crossing the diva?
Especially if it's a wide receiver. Last June, didn't our top five receivers coincidentally skip the mandatory minicamp when Rodgers was holding out?

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Lphill's picture

June 02, 2022 at 05:37 am

Yet you give a free pass to special teams in the playoff game and blame the loss on one play.

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Swisch's picture

June 02, 2022 at 11:31 am

No, I'm saying that one play missed by Rodgers in a humongous fail could have overcome the ineptitude of the special teams.
Superstar quarterbacks who make $50 million per season are supposed to make the hard plays in clutch situations.
Rodgers couldn't even make an easy play that probably would have won the game for the Packers.

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canadapacker's picture

June 02, 2022 at 02:41 pm

You are a legend in your own mind Swish - I bet you always win your gambling bets because you know. You knew Wilson was going to pass the ball in the Superbowl that he lost to Brady even though he had Lynch in the backfield. You knew that the Saints were not going to make it to the Superbowl because even though Brees threw a perfect pass the PI was not called. I mean come on. 13-3 for 3 years in a row and you are picking about that. You are going to call out Jones for fumbling twice against Tampa Bay or Lafleur for not going for it or the non- call late in that game. But you are a legend - in your own mind of course

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 04:10 pm

They had the ball and the lead late in the 4th qtr and all they needed was a couple first downs to win the game. 2 first downs and the blocked punt for a td never happens. Instead he produced a 3 n out followed by another 3 n out to end the season. Same story as the 2020 NFCCG where the defense picked Brady off twice in a row in the 4th qtr and Rodgers followed them up with back to back 3 n outs. 2019 NFCCG he couldnt score a single point in the 1st half. Game was over by halftime. Ditto with the 2016 NFCCG. And in the 2014 NFCCG, even when the game was starting to turn, he still had multiple possessions to drain the clock and end the game but couldnt get a 1st down. The defense picked Russell Wilson off 5 times that game and all Rodgers gave the team was 178 yds on 34 attempts for 1 td and 2 ints. For years and years i made all the excuses for Rodgers by blaming the defense or special teams or mccarthy instead of Rodgers. Well Capers is gone, Zook is gone, Brandon Bostick is gone, Mike Mccarthy is gone, Mike Pettine is gone. And yet the one constant through all those heartbreaks remains and the heartbreaking losses continue to pile up. I accepted reality some time ago, much like Swisch and others here have. I wonder how many more heartbreaking losses it will take before the rest of Packerland accepts it too.

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mbpacker's picture

June 01, 2022 at 04:42 pm

I have heard doctors say everyone responds to injury differently. Bakh is a big guy so hopefully they are just being conservative. Another question is not that he plays but will he bounce back and perform at the level we are use to seeing him perform?

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 01, 2022 at 05:56 pm

Frankly it is what it is! No panic here whether he comes back playing at the level he was pre-injury, or not. They played all last year without him, and for 50% of the year without Jenkins. They were 13 and 3 without David, and now drafted 3 more OL, and the two rookie OL last year along with Runyan have another season of experience and opportunity to gain strength. Never felt the Pack should have re-signed Bahk for the money they did. The Pack will be fine either way.

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Lphill's picture

June 02, 2022 at 05:45 am

It’s amazing how almost every article turns into hate on Rodgers , who seriously believes Rodgers had the authority to clear Bach to play ? I am a Packers fan and Rodgers supporter please drama queens down vote away !

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canadapacker's picture

June 02, 2022 at 08:39 am

I too am a Rodger fan - right from the Favre fiasco -( I am retiring - no I am not etc etc) . But I dont condone many of his antics both late in the MM era and the Vaxx double talk and even last year in some games looking first to Adams. And if great QB's dont always look for their great receivers -even if other guys are open - then they are not great QB's . And the game is fast so you go to your guy. So stop with the Florio hate. Now do I accept all that he has done - once again no - but people need to stop picking fly shit out of pepper on him. As far as Bak is concerned - I am concerned that will have allocated big money to a guy who simply will not be able to play. Not because he doesnt want to but because his knee is not going to let him. Finally -- it has been noted before when a loses his top guy he has a better year that following year because he spreads the ball around - I hope he comes for some of the OTA's to get on the same page as the new guys.

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jont's picture

June 02, 2022 at 12:27 pm

Yep.

Rodgers is a frequent target of a lot of personal insults from some of our fellow cheeseheads, but a new level has been reached with the suggestions/accusations that he put the health of one of his closest friends at risk for a little help on the o-line.

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Swisch's picture

June 02, 2022 at 02:21 pm

It seems he actually put the health of a lot of starters on the line by pushing for them to play in that meaningless Lions game, and as a result MVS was injured and lost for the ensuing playoff game against the 49ers.
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Rodgers probably didn't think he was being reckless with the health of others. He even put his own health on the line by playing against the Lions.
What I'm wondering is if Rodgers' apparent know-it-all attitude was harmful to the Packers.
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I'm not saying I know what I'm writing to be true, but it seems to be true according to my best understanding.
I'd be glad to have someone show me how I'm wrong.
Rodgers seems so sly, and the Packers management seems so secretive, that it's hard to get to the truth even for those genuinely seeking it.
I was hoping that as fans we would collaborate to get to the truth.
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As I've said, it's the enablers of arrogant Aaron who are truly hurting him severely.
It's no favor to encourage bad behavior, or even to allow it.
A real friend will kick a person in the pants when he gets too big for his britches, then put his arm around him in support.
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Meanwhile, I'm not going to allow Rodgers to play me for a fool.
If other fans want to sell out because Rodgers throws a pretty spiral, then that's their business.
I think other fans do care about the character of our players, and their own integrity, in not putting up with selfish egotists.
Remember, Rodgers is the guy who held out the past two off-seasons, and held us hostage as fans. He doesn't care about us.
Go ahead, though, let him step all over you.
Also, he doesn't win for us. On even the supposedly practical level, Rodgers is a failure.
However, even if he did win a Super Bowl being a jerk, it would be heavily tainted in my opinion. Not worth him humiliating us.

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greengold's picture

June 02, 2022 at 07:30 am

From a pure football standpoint, Bak’s injury was nothing short of catastrophic. Add to it the fact they’d been pulling the water mass of a kielbasa (88 cc) off his knee regularly, and it’s clear his ACL was far more severe than they originally thought, involving tears in his meniscus and cartilage.

Throw in his “clean up” scope, and I’d lean towards re-setting the clock on his return. That scope occurred best guess last November. We’re not talking about timetable since the ACL surgery, we’re talking about timetable under conditions in which healing can occur.

Something was missed, or further injured if he required a clean up surgery in November following a January ACL repair. He still needs time to heal.

Seems EVERYONE INVOLVED rushed him back to play v. DET. Doesn’t look to have been a voice of reason in the house, but… “Last Dance…” (head explodes). AR taking heat on this, maybe rightly so, but does anyone put it past LaFleur to rush him back under those conditions? Mark Murphy? I could see Gutekunst getting walked over on such a decision by Murphy, theoretically. Dollar signs, Baby. $$$$$$$$

League wide, a typical ACL tear takes about 9 months to a year recovery time. Some NFL players require 18 months to 2 years healing time.

I don’t care if they sit David Bakhtiari until November. I just want to see his healthy return. Same for Elgton Jenkins.

A roster cut OT signing is probably in our future for further depth behind Yosh Nijman.

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Swisch's picture

June 02, 2022 at 11:09 am

Does LaFleur do anything without getting the approval of Rodgers?
After the Packers clinched the top seed in the playoffs and a bye, it seemed to me (and I think many others) that the Packers would rest all of their starters (or the vast majority of them) for that meaningless final regular season game against the Lions.
It seems it was Rodgers who decided he wanted the starters to play, even though he told us in the preseason that the offense didn't need to play in games to get in synch, that they could prepare just fine in practices (and he never retracted this statement even after the poor showing of the offense in the season opener against the Saints).
If the starters don't play in the Lions game, then I'm guessing Bakh wouldn't have played against the Lions at all.
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I was hoping with my comment below that other fans would help me to understand what happened with the Lions game as far as whether Rodgers persuaded Bakh to play.
I don't want to be unfair to Rodgers, but would like to get to the bottom of this.
It may be that Bakh played at the urging of Rodgers with disastrous consequences.
We should know whether or not our diva is causing havoc with the Packers as apparently a domineering diva.

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mrtundra's picture

June 02, 2022 at 08:08 am

If Bakh cannot go, in camp, it will be Yosh Nijman taking his snaps at LT. I'm okay with Yosh, there. I really hope the trainers and medical staff find the cause of Bakh's swelling. Bakh is the best LT in the game, when healthy. Since Bakh is out, for now, and until Elgton gets back, our OL will probably be Runyan at LG, Myers at C, Newman/Tom at RG and Rhyan/ RWalker/Van Lanen at RT. I think Tom will give Newman a run for his money at RG, this camp. Rhyan and Walker will duke it out for the RT spot and Van Lanen will be on the PS, unless an injury moves him up. All that being said, we will need a healthy Bakhtiari to protect Aaron Rodgers, so get well soon, David!

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

June 02, 2022 at 04:19 pm

They already know the cause.....its basically really bad arthritis from tearing his acl on top of all the wear and tear he already had before the injury. Surgery can only do so much. This is what ultimately ended Todd Gurley's career. He tore his acl in college and that knee ultimately became so arthritic that he couldnt play anymore.

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jont's picture

June 02, 2022 at 12:30 pm

I'm a glass half full guy so when I read MLF's comments I see "our plan all along was to hold him out" with more favor the the "hopefully" bit.

Time will tell.

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