The Green Bay Packers can't catch a break with injuries this season. It's never-ending.
Sixteen players are on the Packers' injury report ahead of their Week 12 matchup against the Detroit Lions, including their top three running backs.
We can add tight end Luke Musgrave to the list.
Musgrave has shown Pro Bowl potential in the first half of the season. The second-round pick has size, speed, and explosiveness and has an exciting future ahead of him in Green Bay. Musgrave has made 33 catches for 341 yards and a touchdown in the opening nine games.
However, head coach Matt LaFleur gave a concerning update on Musgrave's status.
Packers tight end Luke Musgrave dealing with a serious injury
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, LaFleur said that Musgrave is dealing with a "pretty significant" abdominal injury and has been in the hospital. That is a huge concern.
LaFleur praised Musgrave's toughness, noting that he played through the pain and didn't alert the Packers about the injury until Monday.
Musgrave was briefly on the sideline in some pain against the Los Angeles Chargers but reentered the game and showed no signs of injury. He deserves a ton of credit for battling through and staying in the game. The fact he didn't even tell the Packers' training staff until a day later shows how tough he is.
LaFleur didn't give any details on what the injury is other than noting that it's serious. While he didn't provide a timeline on his possible return, the fact it's a significant injury would suggest Musgrave won't play for a while.
The most important thing is that Musgrave gets healthy and isn't dealing with anything too serious. From a football perspective, it's a real shame if the talented rookie tight end is unable to play again for a while.
Hopefully, the Packers get good news on Musgrave soon.