GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jimmy Graham’s return to Seattle left him with a broken thumb that might sideline him for a minimum of half of the rest of the season.
Checks on Friday confirmed the Green Bay Packers tight finish broke his thumb, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The group making an attempt to work out how lengthy Graham will probably be out.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was requested Friday if he is involved about his future a day after his group dropped to Four-5-1 for the season, together with Zero-5 on the street.
A game-winning drive sparked by a daring fourth-down name might have been what the Packers wanted. As an alternative, the uncertainty about their season grows.
At Four-5-1 with six video games to play, Green Bay’s probabilities of making the playoffs dropped to 31 p.c.
Graham, who signed with the Packers this offseason after three years with the Seahawks, left within the first half of Thursday’s 27-24 loss and didn’t return.
The extent of Graham’s harm was first reported by NFL Community.
The Packers used Lance Kendricks nearly solely in his place, however coach Mike McCarthy stated rookie Robert Tonyan, who caught a 54-yard landing within the first half for his first profession NFL reception, might see his taking part in time improve if Graham misses important time.
“Robert’s positively prepared,” McCarthy stated. “It is actually only a product of who’s in entrance of him. … Yeah, he is prepared to play. I assumed he actually got here on there on the finish of coaching camp and he is completed loads of good issues. … Now we have confidence in Robert.”
The Packers (Four-5-1) play once more subsequent Sunday evening at Minnesota.
McCarthy didn’t say whether or not Graham might play in opposition to the Vikings.
“I haven’t got the precise extent of the harm, so I am positive he’ll reply that subsequent week for you,” McCarthy stated. “… He got here by the coaching room. He is in there proper now.”