Green Bay Packers fans wished left tackle David Bakhtiari a speedy recovery after news came out of his fourth surgery since he tore his ACL in the 2020 season. On Wednesday, the Packers ruled Bakhtiari out for his third straight game. The Packers sent Bakhtiari to injured reserve Thursday.
According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Bakhtiari had arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday. Bakhtiari will have another surgery shortly. The Packers hope he can play at full strength during the 2024 season.
From @NFLGameDay Kickoff: #Packers All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari was officially placed on Injured Reserve today following arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday, sources say. Another surgery is planned in the coming weeks, one aimed at allowing him to play at full strength in 2024. pic.twitter.com/uvfQQ8ZZOd
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 28, 2023
The surgery news is a frustrating setback for Bakhtiari. He has not been consistently healthy since the December 2020 injury. Hopefully, the new medical procedures will allow Bakhtiari to play healthy for a full season in 2024.
Rapoport reported Bakhtiari does not intend to retire.
Green Bay Packers fans pray for David Bakhtiari
Packers fans wished Bakhtiari the best after the surgery news came out. Here are the best takes from Packers fans rooting for a healthy Bakhtiari return in 2024.
Sending healing prayers to David Bakhtiari!❤️🤗🙏💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛
— Jennifer Borthwick (@jamb57) September 28, 2023
Wishing him a speedy recovery
— Tommy (@tm1515152005) September 28, 2023
Feel so bad for @DavidBakhtiari wishing him a speedy recovery.
— BaseballClick365 (@BaseballClick36) September 28, 2023
Get better David
— BiggBreeze (@BigBreezy29) September 28, 2023
David Bakhtiari on one good knee is better than 90% of Left Tackles in the league. I pray he comes back
— Cole 🧀 (@RodgersXLVChamp) September 28, 2023
Gotta feel for Bakhtiari. Pray for the man.
— DJ John 3:16 (@_OtisJenkins) September 28, 2023
I love Bakhtiari, and he is one of the best. I think some fans anger is more at the contract. Imagine the money in FA the Packers could have spent. 13 games in 3 years is a waste of 20 some mil per year. That part sucks, but wish him the best. Packers cannot keep paying that.
— J O (@rcheezyb) September 28, 2023
Tired of hearing it. But poor guy this sucks
— Tanner Phifer (@TannerPhiferNFL) September 28, 2023
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