Jimmy Graham’s Thumb Injury Could be An Issue
Green Bay Packers suffered a myriad of injuries on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Most of the injuries happened on the defensive side of the football with players like Mike Daniels, Raven Greene and Kenny Clark all going down. But one of the other injury happened with one of Green Bay’s playmakers, Jimmy Graham. He left the first half with a thumb injury. Reports came out this morning that it’s believed to be a serious injury. If that’s the case, Green Bay loses its tight end like every other year to injury (Or temper tantrum if you’re Martellus)
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) November 16, 2018
If Graham is out for the season or a significant amount of time, it would be a bummer. He didn’t have the year I believe he or the Packers hoped for when he signed his big deal in the offseason. Green Bay does have three different tight ends that could make up the difference of Graham. Robert Tonyan who had the big touchdown catch on Thursday is a Graham-like player from his size and pass-catching ability. Lance Kendricks shows some things on occasion, and Marcedes Lewis is one of the best blocking tight ends in the game. The sum of the tight end parts might make this a bearable injury for the Packers. Still, it hurts to lose a red zone target like Graham.
Hope the reports are wrong, but usually when something like this is said about the player, it tends to be spot on.