Matt LaFleur’s response to David Bakhtiari’s question is alarming.


Matt LaFleur’s response to David Bakhtiari’s question is alarming.

On November 10, when the Green Bay Packers activated All-Pro offensive lineman David Bakhtiari from the physically unable to perform list, many expected him to play during the regular season.

While that is still a possibility, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur isn’t promising anything.

On November 18, Bakhtiari did not practice for the third time in a row.

When asked if this meant Bak’s return would be delayed even more, LaFleur was unconvinced.

“It’s just that everything is on a daily basis.”

It’s a necessary step.

On November 18, LaFleur said, “He’s coming off a major injury, and like I said, we’re trying to put him in the best possible position for when he does return that, you know, he’s good to go.”

When asked if Bakhtiari might end up not playing at all this season, the Packers coach’s response was less than encouraging.

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Bakhtiari tore his ACL in practice late last season, and no one expected him to return this season.

On October 20, he returned to the practice field for three days.

In the four days leading up to Green Bay’s Week 9 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, he also participated in practice.

The five-time All-Pro was on the field twice more before the Packers’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 — but he hasn’t practiced since.

LaFleur said this when asked if Bakhtiari might not practice at all this season:

“Well, shoot, that’s a long time in the future.”

I’m hoping he’ll be able to go at some point.

“Day-to-day,” as I previously stated.

LaFleur was pressed by a reporter who pointed out that Bakhtiari had been practicing every day until the end of the previous week, but the Packers coach stood firm.

LaFleur responded, “Yeah, I’m not going to get into it, guys,” before repeating himself.

“You can ask a million different questions, but I’ll just tell you the same thing over and over again.”

It’s part of the process, and it happens every day.

He’s coming off a major injury, and he’s doing everything he can to get back to where he was before…

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