Rodgers clear for Sunday at Bears; Bakhtiari out

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was cleared to play on Sunday at Chicago after sustaining a rib injury last week, but left tackle David Bakhtiari had his appendix removed on Friday and will not play.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers clear for Sunday at Bears; David Bakhtiari out 5:02 PM ET Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers will have their quarterback, but their quarterback won't have his left tackle. Aaron Rodgers was removed from the injury report on Friday and cleared to play on Sunday at the Chicago Bears after sustaining a rib injury last week against the Philadelphia Eagles , but David Bakhtiari had his appendix removed on Friday and will not play. Bakhtiari was not at practice earlier in the day and hours later they announced he had an appendectomy. Bakhtiari later posted on Twitter, saying, "Everything went well. Thank y'all." The last time Bakhtiari missed a game - Oct. 23 at Washington - the Packers started rookie Zach Tom at left tackle. That absence was because of his chronic knee issues that date to the end of the 2020 season. He also missed the first two weeks of the regular season because of the knee. Rodgers, who left in the third quarter of last Sunday's game because of the rib injury, practiced both Thursday and Friday on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday's session. He said he expects to wear some type of rib protection against the Bears. Rookie receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) and linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (knee) both were listed as questionable for Sunday. Doubs missed the last three games but returned to practice this week. Campbell, who has missed the last four games, returned to practice late last week but did not play against the Eagles. Safety Darnell Savage (foot) was listed as doubtful.