Rodgers still 'grieving' loss of Bakhtiari for season

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — All Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers could do was hope for good news after All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari suffered a knee injury in practice on Thursday.

One phone call dashed that.

“I got a call from him yesterday, late in the afternoon,” Rodgers said Friday. “I was hoping for some good news. Didn’t get it. You gotta move on, but right now it’s still a little raw. We’re still sad and hurting for Dave, just because it’s our brother and it’s our left tackle, our teammate. It’s been a tough time for us and times that by infinity is probably where he’s at right now.”

Rodgers said he was still “in the grieving process.”

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Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that Bakhtiari will miss the rest of the season. A source told ESPN on Thursday that the belief is the injury is a torn ACL, although more tests will be needed to determine the extent of the damage.

LaFleur called it “a freaky deal” in a noncontact practice.

The Packers not only have to come up with a plan to replace perhaps the best left tackle in

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