On the heels of a painful loss to the Seahawks Thursday night, the Packers now will apparently be without Jimmy Graham for a while.
The veteran tight end left the game in the second quarter with a thumb injury, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday afternoon that a source said the thumb is broken. The team is now trying to determine how long Green Bay’s marquee offseason acquisition will be sidelined. It’s not good news for a team wallowing at 4-5-1 after another loss.
Graham appeared to hurt himself while blocking Seattle safety Bradley McDougald.
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Shortly after he left the game, Aaron Rodgers hit fourth-string tight end Robert Tonyan for a 54-yard touchdown pass — and acknowledged afterward that he thought in the split second he released the ball he was throwing to Graham before he realized it was actually Tonyan downfield.
Graham, 31, has 34 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns this year, but his production has dipped lately. Including Thursday’s early exit, he has recorded just one reception in three of Green Bay’s last four games.
The Packers’ next game is at the Vikings on Nov. 25.