Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) reacts during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Graham Injury Update


Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports


For now, it seems that the Saints & Who Dat Nation can breathe a little easier.

We reported yesterday that Jimmy Graham was undergoing an MRI for his foot injury sustained in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Lots of information from various sources, most importantly the Saints front office, is now stating that Graham’s foot injury is minor. ESPN’s Ed Werder also officially reported that the Saints believe Jimmy Graham’s foot injury is minor. The team will monitor his status as the bye week progresses.

Again, the bye week could not have come at a better time for the Saints. Foot injuries, as we’ve seen in the recent years, are more common (see Lisfranc Injuries).

Graham missed one game last season (against the Chargers), after suffering a gruesome looking ankle injury against Tampa Bay in Week 6.

There’s no denying the ‘grit’ and ‘toughness’ of Graham. He played through a bothersome wrist injury last season, and underwent surgery in the offseason to fix it.

We’ll get more injury news when the Saints take on the Bills in Week 8, and don’t be surprised if a ‘not serious’ injury means he misses a game or two. After the Bills, the Saints travel to take on the Jets, and then start a brutal stretch of the Cowboys-49ers-Falcons-Seahawks.

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  • Rod

    I think Drew became a littlte too dependent on Graham…I actually hope graham takes the game vs. buffalo off to force Drew to get suited with rest of his receiving corp and remember to be balanced with his approach…before Graham and Sproles he had to take what was there and still led the league in passing…so lets let remember what made them great in 2009 and then recapture that 2011 spirit where defenses had NO CLUE where the ball was going…

  • Brian V Streeter

    Come on Jimmy, get well soon buddy!