Julian Edelman could play in Week 4 as rib injury appears minor
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman appears to be in danger of missing little, if any, time as a result of his rib injury.
A source told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that Edelman would be “good” going forward, and the Patriots haven’t even ruled him out for Week 4, suggesting he could still feature.
Source on Julian Edelman: “He’ll be good” … Another indication that the injury isn’t major and he hasn’t been ruled out for this week. https://t.co/n4a6hAX0BU
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2019
The 33-year-old is off to a solid start to 2019, with 17 catches for 196 yards and a touchdown through three weeks.
All signs indicate that Edelman isn’t dealing with anything serious. It’s too early to issue an injury designation for him right now, but he’s more or less questionable for Week 4, and we’ll see how he progresses and how cautious the Patriots want to be.