Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham left the field on a cart after suffering a knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Steelers and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters after the game that Graham was diagnosed with a torn patellar tendon and will require season-ending surgery, as first reported by SI.com’s Doug Farrar and Dave Mahler of KJR-AM Seattle.
Graham was injured while trying to make a catch in the end zone. His leg appeared to get pinned beneath his body as he fell to the ground and he was carted off with an air cast on his right leg after being attended to by the medical staff.
Before he was injured, Graham had four catches for 75 yards, including an impressive juggling reception.
Graham, 29, was acquired in a trade with the Saints before the season. He has played a smaller role in the offense this season than he had in New Orleans, totaling 49 catches for 605 yards and two touchdowns through Sunday.
- Dan Gartland