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Report: Bakhtiari out for season with knee injury

NFL Network reports the Packers fear their All-Pro left tackle tore his ACL during Thursday's practice.
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Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 19:46:49-05

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.