New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman injured his left hand against the Baltimore Ravens, but he was able to catch passes from backup quarterback Ryan Mallett after being taken out of the game. He received nearly 40 snaps in the first half and caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. Edelman was unable to play in the second-half.
Head coach Bill Belichick said (ESPN Boston) this about Edelman’s injury, ”We’ll give you more information on that tomorrow and see what he’s able to do out there in practice. They’re evaluating the hand, taking a look at it, and trying to determine what the nature of the injury is and how — or even to the extent that it is injured. We’ll see where that is and take a look at it tomorrow and what he’s able to do out there.”
As usual, it’s “see where that is” time in New England. The fact that Edelman was able to catch passes from Mallett says that he should be able to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but it will be interesting to see how soon he starts practicing and how long he is limited in practice. I bet he will receive less of a role in Sunday’s game against Buffalo, but that’s just speculation on my part.
It’s always difficult to glean something out of the situation regarding to an injured player on the Pats. Belichick did reference practice, so it seems like Edelman will at least be able to practice tomorrow, but he will surely be limited.
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