Braylon Edwards had knee surgery

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The 49ers are going to be without Braylon Edwards for a while.

The wide receiver was initially called “day-to-day” with a knee sprain after leaving Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, but coach Jim Harbaugh said today, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, that Edwards had a surgical procedure on the knee. He will miss this week’s game against the Bengals and, per Harbaugh, will be “out for a little bit.”

Edwards had one catch on Sunday before the injury forced him out of the game and has four catches for 48 yards on the year. A lengthy absence would likely hurt his chances at earning $2.5 million in incentives that are part of his $1 million, one-year contract with the Niners. It would also hurt Edwards’ chances of getting a bigger deal for next season after he found a market resistant to his charms as a free agent this summer.

No word on if Edwards plans to sue anyone as a result of the injury.

The 49ers will likely have Michael Crabtree back in the lineup to fill in for Edwards. Harbaugh sounded optimistic about Crabtree’s chances of playing. Crabtree played in the opener, but missed Week Two with a foot injury.

22 responses to “Braylon Edwards had knee surgery

  1. Jeez. just call up T.O. We can have 3 of the most egotistical receivers in the league. Saddest part is the oldest one would be the most productive by far. Harbaugh and Baalke better gear up for the off-season of the century. They need to somehow find a real franchise QB, a real #1 WR and a real #1 stud corner in one fell swoop. There is only one realistic way this can happen without mortgaging 5 years worth of picks. Trade for Matt Flynn, draft Blackmon high, and trade back up to get the CB. My prediction is that won’t be happening

  2. Hope Braylon’s defamation lawsuit is successful because his $ 15M guarantee not likely to ever reappear. All he had to do was be a good teammate and honorable citizen in Cleveland and they would have most likely overpaid him. I do not wish injury on anyone. Hopefully he can grow up and cash in again next year.

  3. wow Niners…

    what could have been…

    drafting Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers…

    Not only was Rodgers from the area and a huge Niners fan, but GB head coach Mike McCarthy was the O-Coordinator, and fully pushed for the Niners’ brass to draft Smith.

    I’m a Packers’ fan but McCarthy should be thanking his lucky stars. Rodgers absolutely carries him.

  4. “Get the hunchbacks down to the lab to start grinding up those aborted fetuses. We’ve got a filthy rich NFL diva with knee problems, incoming.”.

  5. mypackersownyourteam says: Sep 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    wow Niners…

    what could have been…

    drafting Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers…

    Not only was Rodgers from the area and a huge Niners fan, but GB head coach Mike McCarthy was the O-Coordinator, and fully pushed for the Niners’ brass to draft Smith.

    I’m a Packers’ fan but McCarthy should be thanking his lucky stars. Rodgers absolutely carries him.
    —————————————————-

    Well said my friend. He would have looked nice in red & gold. We still love Aaron here in Cali and wish him nothing but the best in Green Bay.

  6. Do not like truism’s, and especially the one that says: “Were it not for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all” here in Niner land. Dang, Darn Damn (wish this was not a “family” site).

  7. And you all said Plax would be the one to go down , looks like Jets brass knew what they were doing not bringing him back!!

  8. It’s easy now to say we should have drafted Rodgers over Smith now…but majority of scouts had Smith over Rodgers at the time…I’m going to go out on a limb and say things might be a little different if Rodgers was thrown out there week one of his rookie year with a horrible O Line and no weapons…and Smith was the one who got to sit and learn from Brett Favre for three+ years…

    Also throw into this hypothetical “what if” situation changing offensive coordinators for Rodgers seven different times. And Rodgers getting injured a couple times.

    People are so quick to call Smith trash but I actually think he’s done quite well for all that he’s been through in his career. He has a 96 QB rating so far this year.

  9. Maybe he can buy a ticket to the game to help them sell it out? It is the bungles home opener and all…

  10. @ ninerboi

    You’re preaching to the choir bro. It just sucks that TWO of our guys are lighting it up for teams not named the 49ers. The other one is Tom something-or-other out there in Foxborough.

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