Jimmy Graham says he's been nursing a wrist injury since training camp

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he's been dealing with a left wrist injury since preseason.

Graham said on gamedays he mimics the tape job on both wrists to conceal the injury from opposing defenders and wouldn't say Friday which wrist is injured. Graham hasn't been on the injury report all season with his wrist injury.

"It has been pretty bad since preseason," Graham said. "But I'm not the only one dealing with issues and dealing with injuries. I played through a lot of stuff and unfortunately, I've played every game this season pretty banged up but so has everyone else in this locker room."

Graham said he wasn't sure if the wrist injury has hampered his performance this season. The Pro Bowl tight end has 64 catches for 710 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

"Catches and blocking has been painful this year but that's everybody," Graham said. "Everybody on this team has had some issues and is having issues. I can't use that as a crutch. I'm out there on Sunday's and I've got to produce."

When asked if he would need to have a procedure to fix his wrist injury in the offseason, Graham said he will know more once he has an MRI as it sounds like Graham will try to play the rest of the season in pain.

"I think it's (Graham's wrist injury) has been ongoing all season," Vitt said. "This time of the season and you're into Week (15) and you're going to have little nicks. ... But I think Jimmy has done a real good job of working through his nicks."

Graham miss one game this season with a ankle injury when the Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 21.

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