Aaron Rodgers to Play Sunday, David Bakhtiari Out

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and T David Bakhtiari
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and T David Bakhtiari
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NFL Week 13 - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodg4ers will play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Rodgers exited Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a rib injury. However, the 39-year-old quarterback was adamant during his postgame press conference that he would be available to play against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers also revealed last week that he has been playing with a broken thumb since Week 5. 

In addition, the Green Bay Packers will be without tackle David Bakhtiari for Sunday's game. According to Schefter, Bakhtiari underwent surgery for an appendectomy this week and will be unable to play this week. Bakhtiari has been up and down for most of the season since returning from injury.

Bakhtiari has not played more than five consecutive games this season and has three games with less than 60% of offensive snaps played.. When available, though, Bakhtiari has been strong. According to Sports Info Solutions, Bakhtiari's 1.1% blown block rate is on pace for the second-best benchmark of his career. 


4 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2022, 9:43pm

#1 by TheSniper1325 // Dec 02, 2022 - 6:12pm

How is not disclosing a broken thumb inline with the leagues rules to present injury information?

Points: 1

#2 by fyo // Dec 02, 2022 - 7:14pm

Rodgers was on the injury report every week with a thumb issue. The exact nature is never specified, only the body part.

Points: 3

#3 by Aaron Brooks G… // Dec 05, 2022 - 9:11am

You should see hockey injury reporting.

"Lower body" could be anything from "muscle strain" to "sprained toe" to "torn MCL" to "groin being held on with sewing thread"*. In part this is because your opponent reads injury reports too, and headhunting is absolutely a thing.

Kris Letang's stroke? "Upper body injury"

Points: 0

#4 by ImNewAroundThe… // Dec 05, 2022 - 9:43pm

Another win without Bak. Was never a fan of that deal (at the time, highest OL).

Points: 0

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