David Bakhtiari Injury Update: Doubtful For Sunday's Game

David Bakhtiari Injury Update: It's not the news that Packers fans were hoping to hear heading into the final stretch of the season. Left tackle David Bakhtiari, who has been battling a knee and abdomen injury, has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Bakhtiari, a first-time All-Pro, missed the past two games after undergoing an emergency appendectomy earlier this month. "I was definitely one of the fortunate people," Bakhtiari said on Thursday. "It didn't rupture. It was leaking but didn't rupture. I was extremely minimal symptoms. Also, I felt like I had a bruise or a contusion in my stomach. I didn't have any fever or chills."

#1. Packers' Offensive Line Affected by Bakhtiari's Absence

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Despite the injury, Bakhtiari remains in good spirits, joking that it seems to be par for the course with what's going on in his life. "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.'"
Bakhtiari's absence will certainly be felt on the field, as he has been a key contributor to the Packers' offensive line this season. However, the team will have to make do without him as they face off against the Dolphins on Sunday.

#2. Injury Report: Updates on Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and More

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In other injury news, the Packers have listed quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right thumb/rib) and running back Aaron Jones (knee) as probable for Sunday's game. 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) are also expected to be available.
For the Dolphins, tackle Eric Fisher (calf) and receiver River Cracraft (calf) have been listed as doubtful, while 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) are questionable. Armstead returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Tuesday.
The Dolphins have not issued a game status for defensive back Keion Crossen (knee), middle linebacker Duke Riley (ribs), tight end Durham Smythe (quad), quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee), safety Jevon Holland (neck), and cornerback Kader Kohou (thumb), all of whom are expected to be available. Make sure to visit our website daily to stay tuned for the latest updates on Bakhtiari's injury status as the Packers prepare for their matchup with the Dolphins on Sunday.
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