New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had to turn down Pro Bowl after wrist surgerySaints tight end Jimmy Graham revealed late in the season that he had been struggling with a wrist injury all year. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had surgery to repair his lingering wrist injury earlier this month, a league source confirmed. The Saints revealed late in the 2012 season that Graham had been fighting through the nagging injury for the entire season - though he never missed a game or practice because of the wrist injury. As a result, Graham had to turn down the opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl when starter Tony Gonzalez also pulled out of the game with an injury this week. The wrist injury may explain why Graham’s production declined: He went from 99 catches for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns in his breakout 2011 season to 85 catches for 982 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012. But he will likely have plenty of time to recover before summer camps and training camp.
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