Jimmy Graham out for the year


Jimmy Graham as a torn Patellar Tendon. His season is over. 

According to Pete Carroll after today’s game, TE Jimmy Graham’s season is over.   After being carted off in the fourth quarter with an apparent knee injury, the news wasn’t good.

Graham has a torn patellar tendon. He will have surgery tomorrow.

This is an injury that has a 9-11 month recovery time. If is the only knee injury that is worse than an ACL tear. Graham will have a long road to get back.

This is a similar injury to that which Giants’ WR Victor Cruz had back in October of 2014. Cruz never played this season, recently landing on IR with a calf injury.

Even if Graham has no setbacks, the start of next season could be in jeopardy. The minimum 9-month recovery period pushes him right up to Week 1 of next season.

For now, Seattle will place Graham on injured reserve. The obvious move to fill the roster spot would be to call up tight end Rashaun Allen. Allen was on the roster last season, and is currently on the practice squad.

Graham is the second offensive star the Seahawks have lost in the last few days. Marshawn Lynch had sports hernia surgery last week, and will miss at least the next four weeks.

The Seahawks now must find a way to replace Graham’s production on offense. Luke Willson will take over Graham’s role, but he isn’t close to being as dynamic of a player.