GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — David Bakhtiari recently had a second surgery on his injured knee, according to a report from NFL Network.
The Packers All-Pro LT had arthroscopic surgery to "clean up" the injured knee and help limit lingering pain. As head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday, the Packers are hopeful to have Bakhtiari back "at some point" this season.
#Packers All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari had arthroscopic surgery recently to clean up the knee that was reconstructed back in January, sources tell me and @mikegarafolo. Bakhtiari won’t practice or play again this week, but there’s optimism he’ll be back for the stretch run.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 23, 2021
LaFleur confirmed Monday that Bakhtiari won't return this week.
“We’ll just see where he’s at after the bye,” LaFleur said. “We’re hopeful that he’ll be able to come back this year at some point. It certainly isn’t for a lack of work ethic on his part. It’s not for a lack of toughness. It’s just one of those things where you never quite know how everybody’s going to respond to the recovery process, and I think that’s just where we’re at with him.”
The Packers will also be without Pro Bowl OL Elgton Jenkins, who tore his ACL Sunday against the Vikings and is out for this season and probably part of next season.