Julian Edelman reportedly has rib injury, X-rays negative

Ryan Hannable
September 22, 2019 - 4:57 pm
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FOXBOROUGH -- The news is somewhat positive on Julian Edelman.

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According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots wide receiver suffered a rib injury in the first half of Sunday's win over the Jets. He had X-rays, which came back negative. That is an early positive sign. He left the game just before the end of the first half and was later ruled out by the team.

Edelman finished with seven receptions on 10 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown.

In his place, Josh Gordon was asked to do a lot more and he finished with six catches on 11 targets for 83 yards.

With Antonio Brown now out of the picture, Edelman is that much more important. Tom Brady and the offense really cannot afford to lose him for an extended period of time.

There will likely be more updates come Monday.

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