Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says he is still managing the pain in his shoulder _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is attended on the sideline after being injured in the first half against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.

The Saints left Sunday’s game against the Bucs with a victory. Jimmy Graham left with a diagnoses.

The New Orleans tight end reportedly suffered a sprained shoulder after being knocked out of action during the first quarter of the 37-31 win, according to NFL.com. Graham will be further evaluated Monday.

Graham returned to the game after the initial hit and made a 23-yard reception over the middle on his first play back.

The tight end remained on the sidelines after the series and later retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff for X-rays. He did not return.

Coach Sean Payton would not get into the specifics of the injury after the game.

“I think we were smart and got a chance to take a peek (at the shoulder) and decided we were going to wait,” the coach said.

Graham caught two passes for 36 yards.