Jimmy Graham has had a solid year for the Green Bay Packers, but his 2018 season has been put in jeopardy thanks to a broken thumb suffered against the Seattle Seahawks. However, that may not be the case, if the man himself has anything to say about it.
Graham, who was originally expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken thumb, intends to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
Jimmy Graham intends to try to play this week with a broken thumb. Will experience with different splits and protections. Mike Daniels, however, will "be a couple of weeks" after his foot injury, coach Mike McCarthy said. https://t.co/HNhpAO3Avk— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 19, 2018
Graham has been an above-average play at a position that has lacked depth this year, but starting him, if he actually plays, presents a serious risk. Trusting an injured player is hard enough as it is, especially in Graham's case. However, what's more concerning is the unfavorable matchup he has this weekend against the Vikings.
Graham has been a touchdown-dependent play this year and Minnesota's stop unit has only allowed opposing tight ends to find the end zone on three occasions.
It's unfortunate, but Graham's owners may be better off finding a streaming option until he proves he can play at a high level with a broken finger.
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