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Jimmy Graham injury: Saints TE stays in game after tweaking ankle

Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints briefly left Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers following a play in which his ankle turned sideways.

Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The New Orleans Saints are currently trailing the San Diego Chargers, 17-14, on Sunday Night Football, but things could be a lot worse. Tight end Jimmy Graham was listed as "questionable" to return to the game with an ankle injury at halftime, and judging by the play in which his ankle was roughed up, it could have been an awful lot worse.

Graham eventually returned to the game early in the third quarter, but we've got a .gif below of what initially took him out of the game. If you watch his right ankle, you'll notice it turning in a way that human ankles typically do not turn under normal circumstances.


So yeah, that happened. Watching it is cringe-inducing enough, so plenty feared that Graham might be out and unable to assist the Saints in a possible second half comeback, but he's been in on offense off and on since returning to the game. He's caught one pass for four yards on the day, and hasn't been a frequent target thus far.