- Breer adds that Edelman’s “rough timetable” for return is 6-8 weeks.
- According to Ian Rapoport, Edelman could be able to return for the division round of the playoffs in January 16-17.
- David Chao mentions that surgery is the quickest way to return from a Jones fracture, and could leave him with a timetable of around 6-8 weeks, barring a setback.
- According to Garafolo, Edelman injured his fifth metatarsal, which is believed to be a true Jones’ fracture.
- Garafolo adds that it’s still possible Edelman could return for the playoffs.
- Adam Schefter confirms that Edelman has a “significant” foot injury, but “time loss is undetermined.”
Edelman was forced from the game after he made a catch and had his foot pinned underneath him. After the game, Edelman was seen with a walking boot on his injured foot, so there was clearly some concern that this could be a potential season-ending issue for him.
Danny Amendola saw plenty of work during Sunday’s game after Edelman sustained the injury, but it would be a pretty big loss for New England if he’s out for the year.
Edelman, 29, is in the second year of his four-year, $17 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $2.25 million (2015), $2.5 million (2016), and $3 million (2017) over the remainder of the contract.
Entering today’s game, Edelman had recorded 57 receptions for 639 yards receiving and seven touchdowns for the Patriots over the course of eight games.
We’ll have more regarding Edelman’s injury as the news is available.