Jimmy Graham looked like he might not be able to play on Sunday after it was reported that he has a plantar fasciitis injury, but the New Orleans Saints star tight end still played and did well against the Buffalo Bills.
FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer reported on Sunday morning that Graham has a partially torn plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis has actually become a common injury in the sports world in the last decade. In recent years, we’ve seen tight end Antonio Gates severely limited by the injury, and NBA player Pau Gasol missed several games with it last season.
Plantar fasciitis injuries are painful and athletes do not feel relief from the ailment until the fascia completely tears. Being able to play through the injury is a matter of pain tolerance. Glazer says Graham was receiving special treatment on his foot before the game and cautioned that Graham would be limited if he decided he could play.
The report was enough to cause panic among many fantasy owners who decided to bench Graham. Graham still managed 3 catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Hopefully you weren’t one of the people who benched him.Google+