GB's Graham to try to play with broken thumb
6:27 PM ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jimmy Graham has struggled to make much of an impact without any injuries to his hands. Now he’s going to try to play with a broken thumb.
The Green Bay Packers tight end will experiment with a variety of splints and protective devises this week, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, in an effort to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in an almost must-win game for the Packers (4-5-1).
Graham broke the thumb in Thursday’s 27-24 loss at Seattle.
The Packers are unsure how long they’ll be without Jimmy Graham after the tight end suffered a broken thumb during Thursday’s game vs. the Seahawks, a source told ESPN.
At 4-5-1 with six games to play, Green Bay’s chances of making the playoffs dropped to 31 percent.
A game-winning drive sparked by a bold fourth-down call could have been what the Packers needed. Instead, the uncertainty about their season grows.
The injury occurred in the first half while Graham blocked Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald, and Graham did not return for the second half. Graham has just one reception each in three of his past four