Left tackle David Bakhtiari has been listed as doubtful for Sunday Christmas Day matchup with Miami Dolphins. Check out when will he return.
David Bakhtiari : When will return | is playing tonight
David Afrasiab Assad Bakhtiari is an American football offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||September 30, 1991
San Mateo, California
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
He played college football at Colorado, and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Bakhtiari decided to play for the University of Colorado, and majored in Communications while playing for the Colorado Buffaloes football team from 2009 to 2012.
He redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. During his first year on the field for the Buffaloes, he played in all twelve games, starting eleven.
When will David Bakhtiari return
After missing all but one game last season due to a knee injury, Green Bay Packers’ offensive lineman David Bakhtiari has been limited to just nine in 2022.
His latest setback was an emergency appendectomy. But it’s a setback Bakhtiari doesn’t see himself missing much more time from.
Bakhtiari underwent his appendectomy prior to Week 13. He has been out ever since. As the Packers enter their Week 16 matchup with Dolphins, Green Bay’s long-time offensive lineman spoke about his appendectomy and his plan for the rest of the season.
First reported by USA Today’s Ryan Wood, Bakhtiari said he started feeling abdominal pains on Thursday night before the Packers’ contest against Chicago.
He said there were no other issues, but he still decided to get it checked out. Bakhtiari’s scans showed that his appendix was days away from rupturing and that the surgery came just in time.
Despite the scary circumstance of his injury, Bakhtiari said he is still hoping to return this season. While there is no timetable for his return, Bakhtiari said he has felt much better after spending a few weeks away from the field.
Is playing tonight
Left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee/abdomen) has been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s Christmas Day matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
The first-time All-Pro has missed the past two games after undergoing an emergency appendectomy earlier this month.
“I was definitely one of the fortunate people. It didn’t rupture,” said Bakhtiari on Thursday. “It was leaking but didn’t rupture. I was extremely minimal symptoms. I felt like I had a bruise or a contusion in my stomach. I didn’t have any fever or chills. It’s weird and ironic.
“My brother, his ruptured two months ago. It’s not hereditary. There’s like a 15 percent – from what I know, from what I read, I educated myself on it – it’s like 15 percent of the population gets it. That’s why I’m like, ‘This is so random.’ But I guess it’s on par for what I have to go through or what’s going on with my life.”
The Packers didn’t issue a game status for the following players who are expected to be available: quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right thumb/tib), running back Aaron Jones (knee), linebacker Krys Barnes (hand), safety Rudy Ford (wrist/knee), guard/tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee), cornerback Keisean Nixon (groin) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (veteran rest).
Miami has listed tackle Eric Fisher (calf) and receiver River Cracraft (calf) as doubtful, and six others as questionable: tackle Terron Armstead (toe, pec, knee), outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (knee), running back Myles Gaskin (illness), outside linebacker Jaelen Phillips (toe), safety Eric Rowe (hamstring), and running back Jeff Wilson (hip).
Armstead returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Tuesday.