Packers TE Jimmy Graham intends to play through thumb injury
Jimmy Graham was signed by the Green Bay Packers in NFL free agency during the offseason and was expected to be a major impact player for the offense. That has not been the case, although he has shown some flashes. Now, Graham is dealing with a broken thumb, and many thought he would miss a considerable amount of time.
According to a report from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Graham intends to continue playing through the injury. Mike McCarthy commented about Graham’s status and the fact that he plans to continue playing.
“I know he intends to try to go. That’s his intention. There’s going to be a transition through the practice week and see different splints and things like that. So that’s why you have to work through it.”
In the 10 games that he has played with the Packers this season, Graham has caught 34 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. He has not been a hyped up name this season for the Packers, but his statistics show that he has made a more significant impact than many truly think he has.
Graham has always been a tough player, and this shows yet another chapter of that side of his game. Playing through a broken thumb isn’t an easy task, especially for a player catching the football.
Green Bay is in desperate need of a win this week on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. They are currently 4-5-1 on the season, and another loss would practically eliminate them. No one has given up just yet, especially with the presence of Aaron Rodgers.
All of that being said, expect to see Graham in action on Sunday night against the Vikings. It is a must-win game for Green Bay, and they can only hope that their tight end will be able to make a difference.