GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Packers starting left tackle David Bakhtiari has not practiced all week and his status for Sunday's game against the Bengals remains in question.
Bakhtiari has been dealing an injured hamstring suffered in week one and he's lucky it's not more serious.
The Pro Bowl offensive lineman did the splits. Yes, the splits.
“It was a freak accident, really,” Bakhtiari said. “Obviously, I have the range in motion since I was able to do it. I just think how violent I dropped down to do a split was probably what caused the issue. “
In the fourth quarter of week one against the Seahawks, the 310-lb lineman was ripped down by Seattle linebacker Frank Clark, bracing his right leg into the Lambeau Field grass while his left leg followed to go completely horizontal.
“That’s a big-man gut dropping down real quick,” Bakhtiari said. “I noticed it when it happened I took a moment to myself. I didn’t know the severity or what exactly was going on. I figured something happened and I was going to address it after the game. “
He remained in the game for the final two drives playing all 82 snaps of the game. Bakhtiari was a pregame scratch against the Falcons last Sunday and continues to rehab and work towards getting healthier.
“The goal is to take it day-by-day and progressing through the protocol they have me in. Whenever they give me the green light, I’m able to get out of the gates. Hit the ground running, literally.”