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TheOak 08-08-2012 12:54 PM

New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham injures himself during Wednesday's practice
 
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham came up injured during practice Wednesday, hurting what appeared to be his lower back after a catch.
Acting head coach Joe Vitt said Graham was fine after practice, but wouldn’t elaborate on the injury any further.
“He’s fine,” Vitt said. “There’s been no report from the trainers. If it was anything, I’d get a report from the trainers.”
Graham was on a route straight down the field behind Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower when quarterback Drew Brees lofted a pass high.
In a scene much like others in Graham’s career, he leaped high over Hightower to catch the ball. But when he came down, he fell hard on his back.
Graham jumped to his feet, emphatically spiking the ball into Hightower before running off the field and diving to the ground.
Trainer Scottie Patton walked over to Graham to check on him and about eight minutes later, the tight end got off the ground.
He didn’t return to practice, but walked off the field following practice without a limp.
Vitt wouldn’t say whether Graham would play Thursday night or not.


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TheOak 08-08-2012 12:56 PM

"Graham jumped to his feet, emphatically spiking the ball into Hightower before running off the field and diving to the ground."


That guy cracks me up!

73Saint 08-08-2012 12:57 PM

Damn. Hasn't he had back troubles in the past?

AlaskaSaints 08-08-2012 01:05 PM

Can we save the heroics for a game that makes us some money, please?

Don't take this wrong, but Graham's reckless approach to maintaining his body will not be conducive to a long career in the NFL.

I appreciate his above-and-beyond efforts, however! Just gonna hate to see him go.

He's the TE version of Ivory.

Alaska

TheOak 08-08-2012 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by AlaskaSaints (Post 425442)

He's the TE version of Ivory.

Alaska

That "may" be stretching things a bit...

Rugby Saint II 08-08-2012 01:41 PM

Yes, he has had back problems before.

Crusader 08-08-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by x626xBlack (Post 425443)
That "may" be stretching things a bit...

Agreed!

alleycat_126 08-08-2012 02:27 PM

How can you put him and Ivory in the same injury category. Ivorys brittle Jimmy never shows it even when he is..... They had do drag him off the field in San Fran kicking and screaming to go take a concussion test, even though you could tell he was shook by the hard surface landing.

jeanpierre 08-08-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 73Saint (Post 425437)
Damn. Hasn't he had back troubles in the past?

He's a Tight End; he often turns his back to the defender as he catches the ball...

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Originally Posted by AlaskaSaints (Post 425442)
Can we save the heroics for a game that makes us some money, please?

When you put on the helmet, you play like you'll never play again...


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Originally Posted by AlaskaSaints (Post 425442)
Don't take this wrong, but Graham's reckless approach to maintaining his body will not be conducive to a long career in the NFL.

I appreciate his above-and-beyond efforts, however! Just gonna hate to see him go.

He's the TE version of Ivory.

Alaska

He's young and learning the game; but I wouldn't geaux as far as reckless and I'd disagree with the Ivory comparison.

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Originally Posted by alleycat_126 (Post 425486)
...They had do drag him off the field in San Fran kicking and screaming to go take a concussion test, even though you could tell he was shook by the hard surface landing....

And for that reason and his background story is why he's the fan favorite...

Boutte 08-08-2012 05:34 PM

He's played through the same injury in the past. He's also hurt his ankle a couple of times too but he's played through that as well.


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