According to Nola.com's Mike Triplett, Graham recently underwent surgery to repair a wrist injury he suffered during the regular season.
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#Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had to turn down Pro Bowl after wrist surgery | http://t.co/iRAYZehd http://t.co/e1wuCiLO2013-1-26 02:02:16
Graham missed one game during the regular season, but it wasn't because of a wrist injury.
Triplett reports that Graham had been battling the injury during the entire season, which led to a down season for the 26-year-old tight end.
Graham just wasn't himself this season.
He had just two games of more than 100 yards receiving and only one multi-touchdown day, which is unusual for the All-Pro TE.
With head coach Sean Payton assuming his normal duties with New Orleans next season, Graham should return to 2011 form as long as he's healthy.
When he's at his best, Graham easily rivals Rob Gronkowski for the league's best tight end.
You can add Graham to the long-running list of tight ends who will miss the Hawaii trip this year.
With the Pro Bowl already waning in the eyes of the NFL and its fans, the lack of star power in Hawaii from Gonzalez, Gronk and Graham doesn't help the event's stock for future years.
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