6'6'' / 250 lbs
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that he doesn't know if Musgrave (abdomen) will be able to play again this season, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports.
Musgrave isn't eligible to return from injured reserve until Week 16, but he appears to be at risk of missing the final seven contests of his rookie season due to a lacerated kidney. While Josiah Deguara (hip) and Musgrave were out for the Packers' Week 12 win over the Lions, rookie Tucker Kraft started at tight end and played 96 percent of the offensive snaps while finishing with two catches for 15 yards and one touchdown. Kraft should be in line for an expanded role moving forward.
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The Packers placed Musgrave (abdomen) on injured reserve Wednesday.
In the wake of Sunday's win against the Chargers, Musgrave didn't report an injury to the Packers until Monday, but when he did it was serious enough to require a hospital visit. Initially, it was called an abdominal issue, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network finally revealed its nature Wednesday, reporting that Musgrave suffered a lacerated kidney. After his placement on IR, Musgrave will miss at least the next four games, allowing fellow rookie tight end Tucker Kraft to move up the depth chart.
Musgrave is recovering from a lacerated kidney and won't be able to travel to Detroit for Thursday's game against the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Though he played through injury in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers and finished with four catches for 28 yards on six targets, Musgrave was hospitalized a day later for further observation. While Musgrave was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and is now resting at home and being monitored, his injury has been deemed serious enough that he won't be cleared to fly with the Packers to Detroit. Head coach Matt LaFleur merely said Tuesday that Musgrave's injury was "pretty significant," but the Packers aren't expected to officially rule the tight end out for Week 12 until after Wednesday's practice. While Musgrave is unavailable for the Thanksgiving Day game, fellow rookie Tucker Kraft is expected to step in as Green Bay's starting tight end.
Musgrave (abdomen) was discharged from a Green Bay area hospital Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Musgrave seemingly emerged from Sunday's win versus the Chargers unscathed, having posted four catches (on six targets) for 28 yards on a 63 percent snap share. However, coach Matt LaFleur revealed Tuesday that Musgrave reported an abdominal injury Monday and subsequently spent time in the hospital, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The issue is "pretty significant," and LaFleur said, "We'll see," when asked if the rookie tight end will be placed on injured reserve. With Musgrave's status in question for Thursday's game at Detroit and Josiah Deguara (hip) not practicing this week, Tucker Kraft and, to a lesser extent, Ben Sims figure to have larger roles Week 12.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Musgrave currently is in a Green Bay area hospital due to a "pretty serious" abdominal injury, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Musgrave managed to play 63 percent of the offensive snaps this past Sunday versus the Chargers on his way to four catches (on six targets) for 28 yards. According to LaFleur, Musgrave didn't mention the abdominal issue until Monday, and with back-to-back DNPs on the Packers' first two Week 12 practice reports and the fact he's hospitalized two days before a game, the rookie tight end appears set to miss the first contest of his career Thursday at Detroit. Assuming Musgrave is inactive for that game, Tucker Kraft may assume the vast majority of TE reps for Green Bay with Josiah Deguara (hip) also listed as a non-participant Monday and Tuesday.
Musgrave was listed on Monday's estimated practice report as a non-participant due to an abdominal injury.
The Packers didn't hold a practice session one day after their 23-20 win over the Chargers, but Musgrave would have sat out had the team taken the field. Musgrave played 46 of the Packers' 72 snaps on offense against the Chargers on his way to finishing with four catches for 28 yards on six targets, and no in-game reports suggested that he was nursing an injury. With the rookie tight end apparently nursing the abdominal issue, however, his status will warrant attention heading into a Thursday matchup with the Lions in Week 12.
Musgrave was targeted six times and caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Chargers.
A quiet afternoon in the box score could have been a rather loud one had quarterback Jordan Love connected with a streaking Musgrave on a likely long-gainer in the third quarter, but alas it was not meant to be. On the positive, Musgrave drew his most targets in a game since Week 5, and Love set a career high for passing yards for the second week in a row. Musgrave caught just one pass when the Packers faced their next opponent -- the Lions -- in Week 4, but he also left that game in the second quarter with a concussion. Musgrave is hardly a must-start in fantasy leagues, but with Green Bay's passing offense trending upward and Musgrave drawing 14 targets over the last three games, he's at least worthy of consideration.
Musgrave was targeted four times and caught two passes for 64 yards in Sunday's 23-19 loss to the Steelers.
Musgrave recorded the first touchdown of his career in Week 9, and he followed that up by making a couple long receptions that led to a new high-water mark in the receiving yardage department. Musgrave will have a chance to keep the momentum going in Week 11 with the Packers facing a Chargers defense that was beaten routinely by opposing tight ends over the last four weeks.
Musgrave caught three of four targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Rams.
Musgrave's day was highlighted by a well-designed, 20-yard touchdown, which not only marked Musgrave's first career score but also effectively sealed Green Bay's first victory since Week 3. With an impressive 25-yard catch Sunday as well, Musgrave turned in a quality overall display. He'll strive to keep his positive play going in Week 10 versus the Steelers.