Packers' David Bakhtiari says 'no hiccups' in his rehab; no timetable for his return
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have hit the next phase of training camp -- the shoulder pads are on. It really starts to give you that football feeling once the hitting starts.
The shoulder pads are on, Packers training camp practice day 6 is underway pic.twitter.com/fmxTB4rYlu— Darius Joshua (@DariusJoshuaTV) August 3, 2021
While most of the Packers got into initiate a little contact on day six of training camp Tuesday, Aug. 3, David Bakhtiari continued his rehab away. The All Pro left tackle continued rehab for his ACL and he is itching to get back onto the field.
"I don't like seeing other people do my job. But I mean it's all part of the course I have to play, I have to go down," said Bakhtiari.
Bakhtiari says he has had no hiccups in his rehab but there is no guarantee he will be ready for week one. He didn't want to set any timetable for his return.
"When that fork in the road hits and where I'm at physically," said Bakhtiari. "We're in constant communication and I think we feel comfortable being able to address that situation when it comes up."
In the meantime it is Elgton Jenkins stepping into a new role. The third year guard is coming off a Pro Bowl season and has filled in nicely at the different position.
"Just that transition alone is tough for anybody to do it. I think he just attacks it with the right attitude," said Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur.
"I like a challenge. I never really back down from a challenge. I've been doing this since college. My first two years playing left tackle, then guard, then center. I feel it's kind of fun. It keeps my mind spinning," said Jenkins.