Seahawks' Jimmy Graham tore right patellar tendon, needs surgery

Early in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, tight end Jimmy Graham went up in the air to catch a fade route from Russell Wilson, but he did not get back up. Graham immediately reached for his right leg in pain and waved trainers onto the field upon falling down.

Graham remained down for a few minutes and was eventually fitted with an air cast and carted off the field and taken back to the locker room.

Graham motioned to the crowd that he was OK, but it sure looked like a serious injury to his right knee. It's a rough break for the Seahawks, both in this game and for their season, being that they're still fighting for a playoff spot.

After the game, which the Seahawks won by a final score of 39-30 on the back of a five-touchdown performance from Russell Wilson, head coach Pete Carroll announced that Graham tore his patellar tendon and will require surgery.

Given the nature of the injury, it should likely be assumed that Graham is out for the season.

Jimmy Graham is carted off the field. (NFL on CBS)
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Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He joined CBSSports.com in 2014 and has since spent far too much of his time watching film and working in spreadsheets. Full Bio

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