The New England Patriots announced that WR Julian Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season after sustaining a torn ACL and will place him on the season-ending injured reserve.
#Patriots confirm Julian Edelman suffered an injury to his right knee in last night’s game and will miss the 2017 season.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 26, 2017
Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots suspect WR Julian Edelman suffered a torn ACL during Friday’s preseason game against the Lions. Edelman is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury.
If tests confirm that Edelman does, in fact, have a torn ACL, it would cost him the entire 2017 season and lead to the team placing him on season-ending injured reserve.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman went down with a non-contact right knee injury during Friday’s preseason game.
Edelman was later carted to the locker room, but the injury doesn’t look very good for one of the Patriots’ best offensive players.
Non-contact knee injuries are bad news. Hoping Edelman's OK, but this doesn't look good. pic.twitter.com/w5qUXzxW5m
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) August 25, 2017
Edelman, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He was in the final year of his four-year, $17 million contract when the Patriots signed him to a two-year extension worth $11 million and includes $9 million guaranteed.
In 2016, Edelman appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also added 57 rushing yards, 44 kick return yards and 135 punt return yards for New England. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Edelman’s injury as the news is available.