During Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury. Graham, in obvious pain, was clutching his right leg before being carted off the field in an air cast.
That was an immediate sign that Graham’s injury was severe and it didn’t take long for that to be confirmed.
Following the game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced to the media that Graham would miss the remainder of the season with a torn patellar tendon. The injury will require surgery.
Graham finished the game with four catches for 75 yards.
What is a torn patellar tendon? Well, the patellar tendon connects the quadriceps muscle to the shin bone. It is a devastating injury that takes plenty of rehab.
In recent years, we have seen the injury occur on the field — most notably New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz — and it is possible that Graham could return in late 2016. Of course, we will not know an exact target for his return until he undergoes surgery and begins his rehabilitation.
We wish Graham a full and speedy recovery.
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