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Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has only played in one game since tearing his ACL 20 months ago, but he hopes to be fully healthy for the 2022 season.
Bakhtiari told reporters Monday that he believes he is expected to start Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
“Yeah, I mean, I’m on the active [roster] like everyone else,” he said.
Bakhtiari took part in training on Monday 11-11, which he reportedly did after training camp. He missed most of the offseason and was activated from a physically unable to perform roster a few weeks ago.
Three – December 31, 2020 Bakhtiari was a two-time Pro Bowl and two-time first-team All-NBA selection lineup, he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament. He missed the 2021 season and then appeared in last year’s regular-season finale, but he didn’t finish. He said he experienced complications and was shut down in the playoffs.
This offseason, Bakhtiari underwent his third knee surgery after an injury. On Monday, he said he was confident of a full recovery. “I can get through this season,” Bakhtiari said. “Everything will be fine. You have to play and manage. “I’m just getting back on track. So, I mean, I think there’s normal rust, and then the new normal of three surgeries, so just fix that and figure out what my routine is. ” Bakhtiari’s return is certainly a welcome sight for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers , he’s happy to have his staunch left tackle back to protect his blind spot.