Seahawks blow as knee injury ends Graham's NFL season

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Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham leaves the field after injuring his knee during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at CenturyLink Field on November 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
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Los Angeles (AFP) - Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn tendon in his knee, head coach Pete Carroll confirmed.

Graham was injured during the fourth quarter of Sunday's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as he tried to catch a pass from Russell Wilson in the end zone.

"We've loved Jimmy Graham coming to our team and we're very grateful that he's been part of it," Carroll said. "We're going to miss the heck out of him the rest of the season."

Graham was placed on injured reserve on Monday as the Seahawks signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis from their practice squad.

Carroll did not put a timeline on Graham's recovery but was confident he would be fit for the 2016 season.

"There's plenty of time for him to get back," Carroll said.

The Seahawks, winners of the Super Bowl in the 2013-2014 campaign and runners-up last season, improved to 6-5 after Sunday's win against the Steelers.