Update on David Bakhtiari Injury
Packer fans love their players, more so than other fan bases, and LT David Bakhtiari is a player that will be sorely missed on the field, not only for his talent, but for his personality.
As you may recall, Bakhtiari suffered a torn ACL back in week 17 of last season during a win over the Chicago Bears.
Presently, Bakhtiari is on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
USA Today quoted coach Matt LaFleur as saying that the team is currently planning for week 1 as if Bakhtiari will not be available — a matchup against NFL Champions, New Orleans Saints, that will be an early test for the recently drama-laden team.
TE Josiah Deguara Activated
Coming off the PUP list is Josiah Deguara. Deguara also tore his ACL last season; it occurred during week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field.
Due to this injury, Deguara saw very little action in his rookie year. He completed a single reception for 12 yards in week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. To be fair, a small child on a sugar high could complete a pass against the Vikings defense.
LB Ray Wilborn activated from COVID reserve list
Not much info on this due to privacy reasons and stipulations from the player’s agreement. He was placed on the list around July 28th. You do the math. He either had the virus or was in close contact with someone that did, but that is speculation on my part.
The pressure is now on Wilborn, signed earlier this year, to prove his worth.
You can also see what Rodgers had to say today at training camp by clicking here: Aaron Rodgers on the Packers Situation and 2021 Season – Training Camp.