The Patriots suffered a brutal blow.
During Friday night’s preseason game, Julian Edelman had to be carted off the field after his knee buckled.
The New England Patriots wide receiver left Friday’s preseason game versus the Detroit Lions after suffering a non-contact injury.
On Saturday an MRI revealed Edelman suffered a torn ACL.
Fears confirmed via MRI, Patriots WR Julian Edelman has a complete ACL tear in his right knee, per source.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 26, 2017
It’s an awful diagnosis for Edelman who was poised for another huge season. New England’s trade with the New Orleans Saints for Brandin Cooks looks like it will pay dividends with the loss of Edelman.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Bill Belichick trade for another wide receiver either. One to watch out for is a trade for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Belichick reportedly loves the Dolphins’ wideout, and he fits the Patriots’ system perfectly.