New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not practicing today after sustaining an injury to his left hand in Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Edelman caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown while receiving a significant amount of snaps in the first-half, but he was unable to play in the second-half due to the injury.
However, Edelman was spotted on the sidelines catching passes from second-year backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. His status at this point is unknown, and Bill Belichick said yesterday that the Pats are in “wait and see” mode and were expecting an update to happen today.
Keep a close eye on any further developments in the near future, but the fact that he has missed today’s practice means that he will at least be questionable for the AFC East opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Belichick had this to say yesterday, ”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.”
There is the possibility that Edelman broke his hand, but that is extremely unlikely at this point because he was able to catch passes and made an effort to return in the Ravens game. If he isn’t able to practice tomorrow, then it will be a surprise to see him playing on Sunday. This is a situation to keep all eyes peeled on.
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