Much was made of whether
In an interview with the New York Times that published Saturday, Edelman did nothing to quell the speculation as to rather he had one or didn't. Citing team policy, Edelman would not answer if he was diagnosed with a concussion or not.
Asked if he underwent testing, Edelman did give an answer.
"I went through all the protocols," Edelman said.
Edelman took a hit to the head in the fourth quarter from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. Though he appeared dazed, he stayed in the game. After scoring that series, Edelman eventually caught what would be the game-winning three-yard touchdown with 2:06 left in the game.
Edelman finished the Super Bowl with nine receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
After the offensive series ended, Edelman was checked on the New England sideline by medical staff and an independent neurologist and cleared to return, the source said.
Following the 28-24 win, Edelman said, "We're not allowed to talk about injuries." Coach Bill Belichick also chose to dance around the topic Monday.
"I'm a coach, and I had a deal with our trainers and doctors," he told reporters during a press conference Monday. "They're the medical experts and they don't call plays, and I'm the coach and I don't get involved in the medical part. When they clear players to play, then if we want to play them we play them. The plays we call, I don't have to get approval from them. It's a good setup."
When asked after the game if he possibly suffered a concussion, Edelman would not comment on his status.
"We're not allowed to talk about injuries," he said.
During the fourth quarter, Edelman appeared to take a hit to the head from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, but Edelman remained in the game.
Edelman was one of Tom Brady's biggest weapons during the contest. He tied for the team lead with 12 targets. Edelman hauled in nine of those targets, leading the team with 109 yards. He also scored what would wind up being the game-winning touchdown with two minutes left in the game.
Edelman hauled in nine passes for 98 yards. He was targeted a team-high 11 times during the contest. Edelman was able to turn in a strong game despite a hip injury. He briefly left the game in the second quarter, but was able to return just before halftime.
Edelman will take on the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in two weeks.
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