Seahawks Receiver Out For Season


Vincent Eguakun, Writer

Star NFL tight end of the Seattle Seahawks, Jimmy Graham, will now be out for the remainder of the 2015 season with a torn patellar tendon which will require him to have surgery. Graham suffered the injury during the 4th quarter of Sunday’s Seahawks game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he fell awkwardly trying to catch a pass from quarterback Russell Wilson. Seattle’s head coach, Pete Carroll, announced in a post-game interview that Graham would be out for the rest of the year.

It was a bitter sweet game for the Seahawks. With their 39-30 win over the Steelers, the Seahawks are now back in the playoff picture in the NFC with a 6-5 record. Unfortunately for them they will be without Graham who was supposed to help Seattle more in the passing game. Graham played a solid game against the Steelers before being injured, he had 4 catches for 75 yards. Graham will end his 2015 season with 48 catches for 605 yards and 2 touchdowns. With only five weeks left in the regular season, the Seahawks will need a big push to find a way to get into the playoffs. Three of the five teams they will face have a losing record, which would benefit the Seahawks if they can win those games. Graham will be sorely missed and now Seattle will have to continue on without a man for whom they traded a 1st round pick for.