Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to play Sunday, when Seattle takes on the Miami Dolphins at home.
Graham, 29, has spent the offseason recovering from a ruptured patellar tendon, an injury he sustained during a game in November 2015. He did not participate in any of Seattle’s four preseason games, but has spent the last couple weeks taking part in team drills (after being out or limited throughout most of training camp).
Graham was full-go in practice this week. He is currently listed as “questionable” on the team’s injury report.
Graham’s injury still carries some risk, as patellar tendon injuries are rare and pose an uncertain recovery (outlined by ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia here).
“It’s been a constant eight months,” Graham said of his return to practice in August. “I’ve never been through something that every day you had to do something for it. You know, every day you wake up and until you go to bed you’re doing some type of rehab and it’s been like that for me for eight months and it will continue to be like that for me for the next eight months. You know, it’s something that I’m always going to have to pay attention to and you know, it’s a part of life now. It makes me appreciate the game even more than I did.”
The Seattle Seahawks will play the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, September 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM (PT).