Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham had his best game of the season on Sunday, catching six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. It’s the type of game that doesn’t just show a return to form for Graham for where he was last season, but a return to form to the type of player he was when Seattle acquired him from the New Orleans Saints.
But Thursday’s injury report will make fans want to crawl into a sink drain and die.
Graham was listed with a new back injury on Thursday and missed all of Seahawks practice. There’s no news yet as to when the back injury occurred or how serious it is. But just in case you weren’t quite nervous enough about that yet, safety Earl Thomas also missed practice with a “Non-injured related” reason, so there’s more mystery as to what happened on Thursday.
Graham’s torn patellar tendon that caused him to hit IR last season and miss almost all of the offseason was expected to potentially cause secondary issues, much in the way that New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has dealt with since also tearing that tendon two years ago.
Seattle rookie defensive tackle Jarran Reed also suffered a new injury on Thursday, participating on a limited basis with a hip issue. So if you were feeling hopeful that the Seahawks were about to be as healthy as ever, say this with me:
Just f$^# me up, fam.