David Bakhtiari Injured, Hopefully Not For Long

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David Bakhtiari

Family Night strikes again.

It was only five years ago that tackle Bryan Bulaga tore his ACL on Family Night. This year, we’ve got perhaps the best left tackle in the game getting carted off. That was the fate of David Bakhtiari on Saturday evening.

Bakhtiari is the third Packers player to get carted off of a field in the past week. Both linebacker Jake Ryan and safety Kentrell Brice got carted off on Monday.

Ryan has a torn ACL and is done for the year. Brice is expected to return. It appears Bakhtiari will fall into the latter category, thankfully.

There has been little to no information to come out about the injury, but the guy that plays next to him — left guard Lane Taylor — says it should be fine.

“I think he said he got his foot caught underneath him,” Taylor said. “Not 100 percent sure, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.”

And here it is from an actual source.

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12 Comments on "David Bakhtiari Injured, Hopefully Not For Long"

  1. Mitch Anthony

    “I think that the more that we give credence to stuff like that, the more it’s gonna live on,” Rodgers said in an extensive interview with NFL.com reporter Mike Silver. “I think if we can learn to ignore or not respond to stuff like that — if we can — it takes away the power of statements like that.”

    I can’t say I disagree with that at all. Why are some of these players wading so deeply into the politics of it all? Don’t take the bait. Why are so many writers so quick to play a blame game? Why does ESPN have to become the Extremely Stupid Political Network? Ignore and not respond, good advice. Let this issue go away. Football, yes. The president lacks a filter and tweets too much, so you guys,….go there. Smart.

    James opened his “I Promise” school. Not only good for him, but great for him. Great for Akron and the kids who will use it. Funny how the left shuns private schools and charter schools that pop up in the inner cities to make a difference where others (public) have failed. Yes, on this he gets it. If this has some long term staying power, then more power to Mr. James on this. This is an example of the types of change that need to be brought about. More athletes who have made it should do this very same thing in their hometowns.

    Rodgers added that James’ lack of a public response to Trump thus far was “absolutely brilliant.” Yeah, maybe more jocks, actresses and actors, and musicians should be more brilliant. I will still and always make the case that the anthem protests are workplace speech issues and the players do not have the absolute right in that venue. Lots of college educated players should know that the First Amendment protects five things. That Congress shall not pass no law which abridges freedom of speech, that there will be freedom of religion, that there will be freedom of the press, that there will be freedom of peaceable assembly, and there will be the freedom to petition for redress of government. Workplace speech is not protected here. Reread the First Amendment as many times as it takes for that brilliance to soak in.

    “You know, people have their opinion — you shouldn’t do it during the anthem, you shouldn’t do it during this — that’s fine. But let’s not take away from what the real issue is.” A little bit of Marty B and Berkley are still living in that head. So be it. Just consider that in the last weekend 71 people were shot and wounded and 11 were killed in Chi-Fallujah-cago. No racist white cops did that, NONE. So if some people are going to build something bigger than themselves they could be coached in the direction of some better choices. Yes, choices. Watch the Jerry Kramer HOF speech. It is about choices in your life. Get off this blame game and get the right mentors in those places where better choices need to be made.

    • Kato

      Good post. Agree. I think more people need to take to ignoring that douchebag. Why the president, the guy that is supposed to represent this country gets involved in these childish social media squabbles I have no idea

    • MM²SUCK

      “Workplace speech is not protected here. Reread the First Amendment as many times as it takes for that brilliance to soak in.”

      While that may be true, silent protest is NOT a verbal action, nor is it an audible communication. Free speech in the workplace did NOT take place by “taking a knee” . . . When questioned by the media afterwards the athlete is duty bound (usually by the team and it’s owner(s)) to answer questions. Therefore NO infraction(s) occurred . . .

      • Mitch Anthony

        There are many examples of certain types of speech, which are not verbal, covered under 1A (like flag burning, or political contributions). Expressive conduct is also speech as it applies to 1A. Non-verbal conduct that intends to send a message, which the players did with intent as clarified by those interview Q/A sessions you mentioned.

        Therefore yes, it did occur

        • MM²SUCK

          On the contrary, only if enforced and/or NOT ok’d by management. Another hair split for you. Also, No action by the management is tantamount to an ok . . . or in your mind complicity.

        • MM²SUCK

          One more small point. Why is no one speaking about the cameramen, steadicam operators’ or key grips or the concession people? should they not be attending to the task of honoring the flag? Seems to me that they are even more at fault (they continue to just move around) . . . I mentioned this last week, crickets . . .

          • MM²SUCK

            If you are going to fault one group, why not be democratic and fair about it and call them all out? Or is that FINALLY a bit too austere even for you?

          • PF4L

            Why not just talk about football? Seems the only time you post these days is if you can Trump bash or spew your political leanings.

            Here we have an article about Bakhtiari’s injury, and you come in here with the first post and blow it up.

            There is not one comment in here that has anything to do with football or this article.

            You don’t like Trump…we get it. Trump says and does stupid shit, yes he does, and we all get it. Who gives a fuck, this is a football website. If people here wanted to talk politics, they wouldn’t be here…so why are you?

            Wouldn’t you be happier posting in a forum more conducive to your interest?

          • Mitch Anthony

            How about the pilot in the fly-over aircraft? Yeah, that one too. Probably sitting in an ejection seat and not standing, right?

            I guess people didn’t respond because they understand, those people in the example are not engaging in protest, they are working a task which often prevents usual decorum. CK chose to change from the usual and customary norm for the purpose of a protest. He chose it for effect.

            I think Bakhtiari will be fine too.

          • MM²SUCK

            I did this just for you PF4L, because as much as you just attempted to deflect the right wing BS. You are THE FIRST to use it when it suits you. Tit for tat period. And NO, I DO post Packer points. But this time of year it is rather dry . . .

            And MITCH ANTHONY . . . Nice red herring answer about the pilot. Non sequitur. Continue to knee jerk react to a point that is so overblown that some people feel compelled to attempt to right this ship about such a NON ISSUE as peaceful protest that was perfectly OK with all of the teams until this President made it an issue to keep dividing us . . . but you knew that right? right?

  2. PF4L

    Why not just talk about football? Seems the only time you post these days is if you can Trump bash or spew your political leanings.

    Here we have an article about Bakhtiari’s injury, and you come in here with the first post and blow it up.

    There is not one comment in here that has anything to do with football or this article.

    You don’t like Trump…we get it. Trump says and does stupid shit, yes he does, and we all get it. Who gives a fuck, this is a football website. If people here wanted to talk politics, they wouldn’t be here…so why are you?

    Wouldn’t you be happier posting in a forum more conducive to your interest?

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