Seattle Seahawks finally admit the tight end Jimmy Graham‘s recovery schedule may extend to the regular season.
Coach Pete Carroll made a vague response about Graham’s reserve position, and his answer seemed to avoid the central question: torn patellar tendon injuries are difficult to quickly restore and recovery process involves a lot of work.
“We are training with him on the field and did not feel there is a problem,” Carroll represented on ESPN. “His work will continue to increase in the next few weeks, our real goal is: What would his state be at the start of the season? Then we will assess how long he will recovery or be ready. We do not know that. But he feels good. ”
Carroll also said:” We do not have any expectations for the results of assessment. We just wait and see. He does not have to achieve any desired, we’re just trying to make his return, he is gaining confidence, not repeated injuries is really important. So we have to be careful.”
Seahawks wisely chose to wait. In the case of the offensive has a stable operation and quarterback Russell Wilson had a great progress, Graham is able to crest the Seahawks offensive group, not indispensable.
Although it is difficult to let Graham played very very soon, the other team want to figure out Seahawks how to arrange him will also be difficult. Apparently, Seahawks hold the advantage if Graham can be fully restored.