The Green Bay Packers could use some good news after their stunning 18-16 loss to the Detroit Lions, and it appears they got some from the medical staff. According to head coach Mike McCarthy, starting left tackle David Bakhtiari avoided a serious injury Sunday after leaving the game early with an apparent knee injury.
This season has proved a trying one for Bakhtiari, who missed most of the preseason with a different knee injury and has subsequently struggled against pass rushers more often then during his breakout 2014 campaign. McCarthy didn't provide a timetable for how long the offensive tackle could sit out, but the Packers should have him back in the not-too-distant future.
On defense, the team could play without Ha Ha Clinton-Dix next week against the Minnesota Vikings. Clinton-Dix left the field Sunday with a head injury, and McCarthy confirmed that the safety was evaluated for a concussion. However, the coach said Clinton-Dix "looked good" on Monday, so a return for the Vikings game cannot be ruled out.