RENTON Jimmy Graham missed practice Thursday and had a new hip injury listed on the Seahawks’ daily practice-participation report the league requires.
The knee, of course, is the star tight end coming back from the ruptured patellar tendon he got last Nov. 29. He played all but three of Seattle’s offensive snaps in last weekend’s win over Atlanta, catching six passes for 89 yards. Graham has 18 catches for 302 yards and a touchdown in the last three games.
“It’s a battle for me every day,” Graham said after Sunday’s game of his recovery from knee surgery.
A couple weeks ago Graham was on the injury report for back spasms during the practice week. This hip injury listed Thursday is new.
The team does not make coach Pete Carroll, its lone voice on injury status, available to the media from before practice Wednesday until after practice Friday. So there was no immediate word on Graham’s situation for Sunday’s NFC West game at Arizona, other than the practice report above.
Outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was a new addition to the report with an ankle injury that kept him from practicing.
Rookie defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was limited one day after practicing fully. He’s been trying to come back from a broken thumb for which he recently had surgery.
In Arizona, the Cardinals listed quarterback Carson Palmer as limited with a hamstring injury, one day after he did not practice. Palmer left Monday night’s Arizona win over the Jets with what the team said then was a strained hamstring. The quarterback said after the game he was dehydrated and had cramps.