Green Bay Packers Tight End Reveals Gruesome Injury Details

Tucker Kraft, Green Bay Packers
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The Green Bay Packers are ready to get started in the 2024 NFL season. After a shocking run to the playoffs and a win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the postseason, they are starting to receive major hype for this year. Some even believe that they have a shot to win the Super Bowl.

At this point last year, the Packers weren’t expected to make the playoffs. They traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets and everyone expected a long rebuilding process. No one thought that Jordan Love was the long-term franchise quarterback that he appears to be now.

It helps that Green Bay was able to have a great all-around offseason. They made two huge moves in free agency, signing running back Josh Jacobs and star safety Xavier McKinney. While they lost Aaron Jones, Jacobs does seem like a likely upgrade in the backfield.

Following free agency, the Packers had another great NFL Draft. Brian Gutekunst has done a great job of adding talent in the draft and the coaching staff has developed that talent well.

With that being said, Green Bay is dealing with some injury issues. One of those injuries is to second-year tight end Tucker Kraft, who showed up to voluntary offseason activities with his arm in a sling.

Green Bay Packers Tight End Reveals Gruesome Injury Details

Since he was spotted with the injury, it has been revealed that Kraft tore his pectoral muscle while weight lifting. Recently, Kraft revealed some brutal details about the injury.

“Just a regular lift. It was my last rep of the day on bench. Nothing crazy, not heavy weight. We were speed-benching and it just popped right off the bone.”

As of right now, he is expected to miss part of training camp action. However, the good news is that he should be full go by the time Week 1 comes around against the Philadelphia Eagles in Brazil.

During his rookie season with the Packers in 2023, Kraft put together an impressive first year. He caught 31 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns. After a slow start to the year, he picked things up quickly later in the season when Luke Musgrave went down with an injury.

Looking ahead to the 2024 season, Kraft is going to be a big part of the Packers’ offensive game plan. He will be utilized often in two tight end sets and is also a serviceable blocker. There is no question his role will increase.

It will be interesting to see if the Packers can live up to the hype they are receiving. The NFC North got a lot better around them and the NFL playing field has leveled quite a bit. If Love can take the next step in his development and new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley can improve the defense, things should be good for Green Bay.

Expect to see Tucker Kraft back on the field at some point in training camp. He’ll be good to go for Week 1, assuming there are no setbacks during his recovery process.

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