Edelman underwent foot surgery Monday on the Jones fracture he suffered Sunday against the Giants, and he could return in 6-to-8 weeks, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. Breer notes that the recovery timeframe is a rough one, so while it could theoretically allow Edelman to return during the postseason, it's certainly no guarantee. Danny Amendola is expected to get an increase in offensive snaps with Edelman sidelined, while Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski could all see more targets as well.
Edelman (broken foot) will undergo surgery Monday, with the hope that he can return this season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Edelman suffered a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal, which will likely cause him to miss the rest of the regular season. However, a return for the beginning of the playoffs is still viable, especially with the Patriots in excellent position to earn a bye. Danny Amendola, who shined in Edelman's absence Sunday afternoon, will likely continue to benefit from a significant increase in snaps and targets. Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and even Rob Gronkowski could also get a few extra looks.
Edelman is in danger of missing the rest of the season after breaking his foot during Sunday's win over the Giants, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports. Edelman was spotted with crutches and a walking boot after the game, and he'll likely be out for at least the next few weeks. Danny Amendola saw added snaps and targets in Edelman's absence, finishing with a game-high 10 catches for 79 yards. This is obviously a huge loss for the Patriots, just one week after Dion Lewis (knee) was ruled out for the season. If the initial diagnosis of a broken foot is confirmed, it's hard to image Edelman would play again during the regular season.
Edelman (foot) had crutches and a walking boot after Sunday's win over the Giants, NESN's Doug Kyed reports. While this obviously isn't a good sign, it doesn't necessarily mean Edelman is dealing with a severe injury, as players often use walking boots for relatively minor foot ailments.Edelman missed the entire second half of Sunday's win over the Giants, allowing Danny Amendola to take on an expanded role.
Edelman (left foot) will not return to Sunday's game against the Giants. The status of Edelman, who caught four passes for 53 yards prior to his exit from the contest, will thus need to be tracked as next Monday's game against the Bills approaches. If Edelman misses any time beyond Sunday, Danny Amendola would be in line to see added looks in the Patriots' offense.
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