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Jimmy Graham Has A Torn Plantar Fascia

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Photo by David Banks/Getty Images.
Photo by David Banks/Getty Images.

Coming off their bye and first loss of the season, the New Orleans Saints' best offensive weapon is going to be playing at less than 100 percent for the foreseeable future. TE Jimmy Graham is dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

While Graham is active today and can play through the injury, he'll be limited. His ability to tolerate the pain will dictate his playing status moving forward. Glazer notes that Graham would actually need it to fully tear in order to get some relief. 

"Football is a team game," TE Benjamin Watson said. "When somebody goes down at a spot, it's amazing how seamlessly everything keeps going on. ... That's kind of the great thing about football but also the thing that makes you (go) 'Wow, this thing keeps going if I'm not here. It keeps going if I am here.'"

He may be used as more of a decoy on offense, which should open things up for WR Marques Colston in the passing game. QB Drew Brees will need the other receivers to step up with his favorite target hobbled.