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Aaron Rodgers reacts to David Bakhtiari’s chest injury after Packers loss to Buccaneers

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Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was forced to exit Sunday night’s contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a chest injury. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has spoken out about his teammate’s injury, and he admitted that there is a slight cause for concern at this point.

Following Green Bay’s 38-10 pummeling at the hands of the Bucs, Rodgers expressed how there is a bit of apprehension surrounding Bakhtiari’s injury:

“Anytime he’s not able to finish, there’s concern, for sure,” said Rodgers, via Wes Hodklewlzc of Pakcers.com. “From a teammate standpoint, from a best-friend standpoint, I definitely checked on him. He seemed to be in good spirits but I’m not sure the extent of his injury at this time.”

Bakhtiari is as durable as they come, with the 28-year-old having just missed six games throughout his entire seven-year career. He’s also started 50 consecutive contests for the Packers — a record that dates back to the 2017 season.

Needless to say, only a serious injury will prevent Bakhtiari from taking the field for the Packers in their next match. The good news for the Packers here is that they get their bye next week. They resume their season in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings, which should give Bakhriari more time to recover from his chest issue.

Bakhtiari is expected to get an MRI on Monday, and the results of the same should be able to determine the extent of his injury.

Sunday’s defeat was Green Bay’s first of the season, as they now stand at 4-1 to open the campaign.