GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The Packers fear they have lost All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari for the season, according to a report from NFL Network.
Bakhtiari, who recently signed an extension making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, is believed to have suffered the injury during Thursday's practice. After practicing in full Wednesday, he popped up on the injury report with a knee injury Thursday.
NFL Network reports the Packers believe the injury is a torn ACL, which would put Bakhtiari's status for the beginning of next season in question, as well.
The Packers did play three games without Bakhtiari in October and November: Against the Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers. They went 2-1 and averaged more than 30 points per game during that stretch.
The Packers have not yet confirmed the NFL Network report. NBC 26 will update when more information is available.