Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03: Tight end Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham dealt with a wrist injury throughout much of the season, and the third-year player underwent surgery to repair the lingering ailment earlier this month, according to Mike Triplett of The Times-Picaynne. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had surgery to repair his lingering wrist injury earlier this month, a league source confirmed. As a result of the surgery, Graham had to turn down the opportunity to play in this weekend’s Pro Bowl. Triplett notes that the exact nature of Graham’s injury remains unknown, but he’s expected to have plenty of time to recover before summer and training camps begin. Graham’s injury didn’t cause him to miss time in 2012, and he was extremely productive for the Saints, catching 85 passes for 982 yards and nine touchdowns. Still, Graham led the NFL in drops with 14, something that can likely be attributed at least in part to his wrist injury. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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