The Pat McAfee Show is one of the best live podcasts out there. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has used the show to allow fans to get know the real him. Co-hosted by AJ Hawk, it is common for the Packers and situations surrounding the team to be highlighted on the show. Today, David Bakhtiari appeared on the show and discussed his torn ACL. As it turns out, it was a lot more grueling than anyone knew. The part of his interview in which he discussed his long recovery can be seen in the Tweet below.
"I had three surgeries in twenty months & it has a compounding effect.. I will say this totally feels different than where I was last year" ~@DavidBakhtiari#PMSLive #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/5FzaxG0pEF
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 23, 2022
David Bakhtiari Had Three Surgeries in 20 Months
As many fans of the Green Bay Packers know, the torn ACL that David Bakhtiari suffered has kept him off the field for over 18 months. Aside from a few snaps in Week 18 last season, Bakhtiari has not played with the team. Of course, he had the original surgery to repair his torn ACL. However, he revealed on The Pat McAfee Show that he needed two more procedures afterwards.
As a result of these procedures, the five-time All-Pro left tackle has had to take a slower approach to his recovery. This has upset many so-called fans who have determined Bakhtiari to be lazy and selfish. Some even wanted him traded.
Also massive shoutout to David Bakhtiari. I’m really glad the Packers shelled out $92m for him to play exactly one game this season, and that game was essentially the preseason against the Lions. If the Packers are rebuilding they should probably trade Bak too.
— Brooks (@EBrooksUncut) January 23, 2022
Did we cut David Bakhtiari and his unrepairable knee yet? I said what I said. 🤷🏻♂️
— WiscOZsin 🍺 (@5StarWhiteTrash) March 14, 2022
Of course, these opinions are as non-sensical as they get. It is one thing to recover from one knee surgery. It is an entirely different thing to return after THREE knee surgeries. The fact that David Bakhtiari is off the PUP ahead of Week One of this season is remarkable. Hopefully he can get his body back into “football shape” sooner rather than later.