Schefter described the procedure as precautionary but it’s unclear how long the veteran receiver will be out for. Schefter adds it will be at least for this week against the Bills.
The 34-year-old Edelman has been battling a number of nicks and scrapes dating back to last season. Despite a reduced role this year, he was still New England’s top receiver, so this is a big loss for a struggling offense.
Edelman, 34, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $17 million contract when the Patriots to a two-year extension worth up to $18 million last year.
Edelman stands to make a base salary of $3,300,000 for the 2020 season.
In 2020, Edelman has appeared in six games for the Patriots and caught 21 passes for 315 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He has also rushed twice for 22 yards.
We’ll have more on Edelman as the news is available.