Packers head coach Matt LaFleur doesn’t think David Bakhtiari’s injury is serious.
The Green Bay Packers might not be without their star left tackle for too long.
Not only was the play of the offensive line a concern in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it was made even worse when All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari left the game with a chest injury.
If there’s one bit of positive news to come out of the game, it’s that the Packers are hopeful the injury isn’t serious, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Clearly, this is something to watch closely this week. Bakhtiari has consistently been one of the best left tackles in football. While the Packers have been able to perform well even with a few injuries across the line, losing Bakhtiari for even one game is bad news.
If you had to rank the most important players on the Packers’ roster, it’s fair to say only Aaron Rodgers would be ahead of Bakhtiari, who has been an All-Pro four years running.
The Packers allowed five sacks in Sunday’s loss, with Rodgers under pressure time and time again throughout the game. It’s something we haven’t seen a whole lot this season considering how well the offensive line has played.
The Packers dealt with a few injuries on Sunday.
Defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster left the game with a shoulder injury. Safety Darnell Savage suffered a quadriceps injury. Cornerback Kevin King and running back Tyler Ervin both missed the game due to injury.
With another tough road game to come next week against the Houston Texans, Green Bay will need as many players back as possible. And against a Texans defense that ranks in the top 10 for sacks so far this season, getting Bakhtiari back would be a huge boost for this offense.