The Green Bay Packers placed nine players on the physically unable to perform list, and now All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is joining them on Saturday.
According to Field Yates of ESPNthe Packers placed Bakhtiari on the PUP list.
His placement on the list is a concerning sign for a player who first injured his ACL during practice on Dec. 31 of 2020, almost 18 months ago.
The five-time All-Pro detailed his long and frustrating recovery from the injury last year. He dealt with swelling and fluid buildup, plus a second operation.
Bakhtiari, who played in just one game last season, wasn’t available during the offseason workout program and instead worked with the rehab group.
Earlier this summer, coach Matt LaFleur was optimistic about Bakhtiari being ready to go to start training camp, but he’s clearly not ready to be on the field.
Players placed on the PUP list can return at any time. Going on the PUP list before training camp keeps open the opportunity to start the regular season on the list.
The players on the PUP list currently: Bakhtiari, Christian Watson, Mason Crosby, Robert Tonyan, Elgton Jenkins, Kylin Hill, Patrick Taylor, Dean Lowry, Randy Ramsey and Hauati Putuatu.