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Julian Edelman’s status unclear thanks to hand injury

Patriots' Edelman scores on a touchdown catch against the Ravens during the first half of their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland Reuters

Targets for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s passes are dropping quickly.

Tight end Aaron Hernandez is out indefinitely with an ankle injury and wide receiver Julian Edelman left Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens with a hand injury. On Tuesday, coach Bill Belichick said that Edelman’s injury is being evaluated and the team needed to see what Edelman can do in practice on Wednesday before they have an idea of whether or not he’ll miss any games as a result.

“We’ll give you more information on that tomorrow and see what he’s able to do out there in practice,” Belichick said, via ESPNBoston.com. “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. We’ll see where that is and take a look at it tomorrow and what he’s able to do out there.”

Edelman had moved in front of Wes Welker at the start of the season because the team felt he was a better fit as an outside receiver in the one back/two tight end/two receiver formation that had become their base package. Since Hernandez’s injury, Welker has been on the field more often and he had eight catches for 142 yards against the Ravens. If Edelman is out, Welker should see even more time against the Bills this Sunday.

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4 Responses to “Julian Edelman’s status unclear thanks to hand injury”
  1. newmarketmaulers says: Sep 25, 2012 2:43 PM

    Still have no idea how he hurt his hand…

  2. webmaster says: Sep 25, 2012 2:50 PM

    I agree newmarketmaulers, the last thing I saw was him spiking the ball. But he probably was on the subsequent kickoff.

  3. tombradyswig says: Sep 25, 2012 3:33 PM

    GO WES!!!

  4. welliott725 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 PM

    He had to have hurt it during his shoving match w one of the Ravens corners, I think it was Williams but not positive. NBC showed a clip of it at the end of a run play in the 2nd qtr. Both players were exchanging jabs, so its possible Edelman hurt himself there. Hopefully its not serious and I dont think it is, he did come out after the half and then went back into the locker room, have to assume they would have known it was broken if they had the entire halftime to examine it.

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