Earnest Graham Dismisses Severity Of Neck Injury

December 30th, 2010

earnest graham 092110bFullback Earnest Graham was spotted on the sidelines of practice yesterday wearing an ominous neck brace resulting from an injury he received in the blowout win over the Seahawks.

Last night while fielding questions from fans on WDAE-AM 620, rock star general manager Mark Dominik confirmed Graham would not play Sunday at New Orleans.

Speaking to video star Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune earlier today, Graham poo-poohed the wearing of the neck brace and vowed that the injury was minor.

However, Graham said he only has a “neck strain” and does not believe his injury is career threatening. Graham will not play against New Orleans on Sunday.

“The brace is more precautionary than anything,” Graham said. “I’m happy because things could have been a lot worse.”

A messed up neck in football is not something to fool around with. It could be very serious and/or lead to something dreadful. Joe hopes Graham isn’t using some false sense of bravado in claiming the neck injury is minor.

Generally, people don’t wear neck braces because they slept on the pillow the wrong way the night before.

10 Responses to “Earnest Graham Dismisses Severity Of Neck Injury”

  1. d-money Says:

    It sounds like its more of a muscle type strain than any kind of structural spinal injury.

    I recently strained a neck muscle. It hurt like hell and I couldn’t turn my head from side to side but it was better in about three weeks.

  2. jvato24 Says:

    Actually I have seen people get neck braces for somewhat minor occurences … But they do look serious when they wear it

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    This could help Sunday: “Saints WR Marques Colston had arthroscopic procedure on knee, listed as questionable for Sunday”.

  4. Patrick Says:

    I had a dream last night where both the Giants and Packers lost and the Bucs were in the playoffs.

    Too bad it was just a dream 🙁

  5. sunrisejeff Says:

    That no doubt helps bucfanjeff. That guy is a beast and I admit I was more than a little worried having him matched up against “smaller” DB’s this weekend.

  6. josh Says:



  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    I don’t have to much to say this week, but……… I HATE THE SAINTS!!!.

    GO BUCS!!!

  8. Dr. Dave Says:

    Ask Nathan Wonsley about neck injuries
    It’s just a game

  9. gitarlvr Says:


    Its too bad neither Colston nor any other of the Saints recievers are all that integral to their game. Drew Brees does his thing no matter who is out there at receiver. Lance Moore is his favorite target this year anyway. Colston isn’t anything special. He’s just tall. Drew Brees could probably make Mo Stovall look like a star too.

  10. gitarlvr Says:

    Unfortunately the Bucs will miss Benn more than the Saints will miss Colston.