Julian Edelman Injury: Updates on Patriots WR's Foot

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IDecember 2, 2012

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has left his team's game against the Miami Dolphins with a foot injury. His return is questionable. 

The Patriots tweeted out the news. 

Julian Edelman has left the game with a foot injury. His return is questionable.

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 2, 2012

UPDATE: Tuesday, December 4 at 3:20 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

The news only gets worse for Edelman, as it now appears his foot injury will sideline him for the duration of this season.

From Dan Roche of WBZ:

NFL Sources tell #wbz tv the news not good on Julian Edelman. Broken foot, likely needs surgery and likely headed to IR. #Patriots

— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) December 4, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 4:27 a.m. ET

Bad news for Patriots fans as Julian Edelman (foot) was spotted wearing a walking boot and using crutches, according to Boston Herald's Jeff Howe.

Edelman on crutches with a walking boot.

— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) December 2, 2012

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This is just another injury for Edelman to add to his list of ailments. He was questionable for this game to begin with due to concussion concerns. 

While his return is listed as questionable, I'd be surprised if he returns.

As I type, the Patriots lead the Dolphins 20-13 in the fourth quarter. With the Dolphins offense looking fairly inept, there is little reason for the Patriots to bring Edelman back into this game and risk further injury. 

Edelman is not a centerpiece to this Patriots offense. However, he does bring big-play potential and the kind of versatility that can drive opposing defensive coordinators nuts, but his production has been inconsistent this season. 

At the time of leaving the game, Edelman had just one catch for 13 yards, which is a dropoff from his production the last two weeks.

In the two games leading up to this one, Edelman combined to make seven catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding two runs for 50 yards. 

Edelman was helping fill the void in the offense that has been created by the injury to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots can definitely use him going forward while they wait for the Gronk's return. 

Keep it plugged into this page, as we will bring you the latest updates on Edelman's injury status.