Report: Bills TE Tyler Kroft expected to miss 3-4 months with foot injury
The Buffalo Bills proved that bolstering the tight end position was a priority for them this offseason when they signed Tyler Kroft to a three-year, $18.75 million contract, but their new addition will be out for a while after suffering an unfortunate injury.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Tuesday that Kroft broke his foot on the first day of organized team activities Monday, and he will need to undergo surgery.
New #Bills TE Tyler Kroft, and presumed starter, sustained a broken foot on the first day of OTAs and will have surgery to fix it.
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) May 21, 2019
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kroft is expected to miss around 3-4 months, which means he could be ready to return at some point before or near the start of the regular season.
Kroft caught 42 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns two seasons ago with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was placed on injured reserve with a broken foot last year after appearing in just five games. It’s unclear if the latest foot injury is related to the first, but fellow tight end Greg Olsen is an example of how those issues can linger. Hopefully that does not end up being the case with Kroft.