Green Bay Packers Left Tackle Expected to Miss MNF

The Green Bay Packers could be without their one-time superstar left tackle for at least another week. Offensive lineman David Bakhtiari is expected to miss the team's Monday Night Football showdown with the Los Angeles Rams as he continues his recovery from an appendectomy. Bakhtiari has missed the last two games since undergoing surgery for appendicitis. He has also missed three games this year due to complications surrounding a lingering knee injury.

Bakhtiari's appendectomy was another unfortunate setback in what has been a cursed few seasons for the two-time All-Pro. Bakhtiari was one of the league's elite offensive linemen until an ACL tear during a fateful December practice in 2020 derailed his stellar career. Since then, he has played in only 10 of a possible 34 games. The Packers have fallen from first in scoring in 2020 to 10th in 2021 and all the way down to 23rd this year.

Bakhtiari initially joined the Packers as their 109th-overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft and immediately proved himself a steal, starting 16 games at left tackle as a rookie and growing into perhaps the NFL's best pass protector in subsequent years. The Packers signed him to a massive four-year, $92 million extension shortly before his 2020 injury. 
Photo Credit: © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports