Jimmy Graham Out For The Year After Tearing Tendon In Right Knee (Video)
Week 12 was not kind to the teams who played in the last Super Bowl, as both the Patriots and Seahawks lost star tight end’s to fourth quarter knee injuries.
Of course, while the Patriots saw their undefeated season ruined by Brock Osweiler, their fans got a bit of good news after the game when NFL reporters tweeted that the injury to Rob Gronkowski does not appear to be serious. Seahawks fans? They weren’t so lucky.
The Seahawks did pull off a big 39-30 shootout win over the Steelers, but their fans learned after the game that tight end Jimmy Graham is out for the season after tearing the patellar tendon in his right knee on this rather innocent-looking play in the Steelers’ endzone:
Jimmy Graham hasn’t been nearly as productive for the Seahawks this season as he was for the Saints. From 2011 through 2014, Graham averaged 88.75 receptions, 1099 yards, and 11.5 touchdowns per season, but in 11 games in 2015 he had just 48 receptions, 605 yards, and two touchdowns.
Still, 605 yards ain’t nothing. And if you believe Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, he’s one of the team’s most beloved players.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Baldwin told reporters. “One of the reasons why is because Jimmy works so hard, and the type of person he is in our locker room, everybody loves him. You never want to see anybody go down, and if they do, hopefully it’s not a season-ending injury.”
Hears hoping Graham makes a full and speedy recovery.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]