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Julian Edelman gives update on knee a year after tearing ACL

Ryan Hannable
August 28, 2018 - 5:15 pm

FOXBORO -- Just over a year ago (August 25), Julian Edelman suffered a torn ACL in the Patriots' third preseason game.

A year later, he's returned to the field and played in all three preseason games thus far. Edelman will miss the first four games of the regular season due to suspension, but if he wasn't suspended he certainly would be playing.

Speaking for likely the last time until October when he's able to return to the facility, Edelman gave an update on how his knee is feeling.

“It’s definitely feeling better [than at beginning of summer], that’s for sure," Edelman said. "There’s still things — you have days where you say this is tired, or this, that. Our training staff has been working hard. They have been on top of it. Just doing all the little stuff, doing extra little exercises to keep stuff strengthened and this, that. It has been a grind.”

Edelman wouldn't say where he will be training over the next month, but wherever he is he will be working hard to make sure he comes back without missing a beat.

And as for the people who say players who are coming back from ACL tears aren't the same until the second year, Edelman thinks he can prove them wrong.

“I mean, those people read books and do science tests," he said. "I’ve experienced [football injures]. I’ll take me over them.”

The 32-year-old will return for the Week 5 game when the Patriots host the Colts.

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