The Green Bay Packers will have to wait a while longer before seeing their All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari on the field again. According to Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, Bakhtiari still hasn’t recovered from his torn ACL and just landed on the physically unable to perform list.
As Demovsky points out, this means that the 30-year-old player will most likely miss the start of the training camp. Bakhtiari spent the first part of the offseason as part of the Packers’ rehab group.
David Bakhtiari tore his ACL during practice late in the 2020 regular season. He spent more than a year on the sidelines before returning for the season finale against the Detroit Lions. Bakhtiari played 20 snaps in the first half of the Lions game and didn’t come on in the second half.
This proved to be the only action Bakhtiari got, as the Packers shut him down for the playoffs. He also didn’t participate in OTAs and minicamp practices, with Green Bay hoping the extra rest will allow him to be fully ready for training camp. However, that won’t be the case now.
Before going down with the injury, Bakhtiari was considered one of the best, if not the best, left tackles in the game. He made five consecutive All-Pro teams from 2016 to 2020 and has three Pro Bowls to his name.