The New Orleans Saints released an official statement and confirmed that Jimmy Graham experienced a medical episode on Friday, August 18. The organisation announced that Graham was in a Los-Angeles Area hospital after a medical condition that left him disoriented. The 36-year-old was arrested on Friday night for allegedly consuming a controlled substance.
However, the team released a statement on Saturday, August 19 and announced that Graham suffered a medical emergency. Not only this, but the statement also read that New Orleans Saints team doctor, Dr. John Amoss, believed that the tight end may have had Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The statement read, “New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham experienced a medical episode last evening, which resulted in him becoming disoriented. He was taken into custody by local authorities and transported to a local hospital for evaluation for what Dr. John Amoss believes to be a likely seizure and spent the night under medical supervision and testing.”
The statement also informed that the North Carolina-born was released on Saturday morning and he joined the team for the preparations of the upcoming game. It said, “Amoss met Graham at the hospital and is overseeing his care at this time. He was released this morning and is with the team as they continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.”