Brandon Graham, Eagles defensive end, had ankle surgery earlier this month and could miss next week’s voluntary organized team activities, ESPN’s Tim McManus is reporting.
Graham, who reportedly had minor surgery on his right ankle on May 1, is wearing a protective boot.
According to ESPN, the surgery is a “minor procedure” and will “help speed up the process.”
ESPN’s sources aren’t ruling out Graham’s return for OTAs (which are being held for three days next week, plus May 29, June 4 and June 7) or mandatory minicamp (June 12–14). But the priority is that Graham is healthy enough to participate in training camp come July.
Graham initially injured his ankle in a 19-10 Christmas night win over the Oakland Raiders. He was later diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.
He played through the injury in the postseason and starred for the Eagles on defense in Super Bowl LII. His strip-sack of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with under three minutes to play in the game sealed the win, and the title, for Philly.