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Pete Carroll says Jimmy Graham’s surgery went “really well”

Byron Jones, Luke Willson


On Sunday, Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a torn patellar tendon. On Wednesday, Graham had surgery to repair it.

“[E]verything, as the doctors would report, it went really well,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday. “He was uncomfortable, I know, the next couple of days. He was fighting through it to get back, started getting back. Looking forward to his return and his spirits are looking ahead and all that. It was a difficult surgery for him.”

It won’t be an easy process for Graham, who according to Carroll is recovering for now in Florida. While every NFL surgery is declared to be a success and each NFL player is described as being ahead of schedule, the truth is that complications can arise due to the surgery and/or the rehabilitation. With the 2016 offseason program starting in fewer than five months and training camp opening in eight months, Graham’s ability to adequately prepare for his second season in Seattle could be impacted significantly.