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Brandon Graham Has Ankle Surgery, Could Miss Workouts

17 May 2018

His strip sack of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl LII was a key moment in the Eagles' 41-33 victory that gave them their first National Football League championship since 1960.

Graham had the procedure May 1 and is now in a protective boot. According to online medical references, such surgery is done if ligament damage keeps the tibia and fibula too far apart.

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is recovering from right ankle surgery and could miss the team's spring workouts.

Graham was injured Christmas night, in the Eagles' victory over the Raiders, in which he played only 38 snaps, well below his usual tally, leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

However, a follow up report by John Barchard the possibility of Graham's recovery time possibly impacting the start of the regular season. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks had an apparently minor ankle cleanup, and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan endured the most serious offseason surgery, to fix a herniated disk.

As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to make the necessary moves this offseason to give them a better chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions next year, the team still has plenty of factors that are unfortunately out of their control in the injury department.

He is entering the final year of a four-year, $26 million contract he signed in 2015.

Jeff McLane contributed reporting.

Brandon Graham Has Ankle Surgery, Could Miss Workouts