Packers tackle David Bakhtiari will miss Sunday’s game against the Bears because of the surprise surgery he had to undergo on Saturday.
David Bakhtiari won’t be able to go against the Bears but at this point Packers fans should just feel grateful that he’s alright.
The offensive lineman had to undergo surgery for appendicitis on Saturday. And it turns out it could have been missed.
Bakhtiari tweeted some details about his “crazy day.” It was definitely not expected.
David Bakhtiari details “crazy day” after surprise surgery
“What a crazy day. Thought I may have strained my abdomen or something this morning so I brought it up to our team Doctor. Next thing I know, I’m having surgery. Did not expect this. Everything went well. Thank y’all!” Bakhtiari tweeted.
Appendicitis is a fairly easy thing for doctors to deal with when it comes down to it. It’s only dangerous if it’s not identified quickly enough. Fortunately, Bakhtiari brought it to the attention of Green Bay’s team doctor and they were able to get it taken care of.
Unfortunately, most abdominal surgeries are going to force a player to miss time, especially when they happen the day before a game.
Bakhtiari will need time to heal up before getting back to action. The Packers need to survive without him until then.
It’s not an ideal time to be without the key offensive lineman. Green Bay is in do-or-die mode until the end of the season. Their playoff hopes would be slim enough if they won out, but a loss would essentially make the postseason out of reach. The Bears would love to do that to the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and company need to find a way to dig deep and keep their season alive.