Julian Edelman dealt with multiple injuries down the stretch of the 2019 season, and the star receiver has already undergone surgery to address one of them.
Edelman underwent a shoulder procedure last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The veteran is not expected to face a lengthy rehab and should be ready to participate in the New England Patriots’ offseason program.
Patriots’ WR Julian Edelman underwent a shoulder procedure last week that is said to involve “not a lengthy rehab” and is expected to have him ready for the team’s offseason program, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2020
In addition to the shoulder injury, Edelman played through a knee injury that was also described as serious. It is unclear if he will need surgery for that as well.
Edelman was by far New England’s best receiver in 2019 despite the injuries, as he caught 100 passes for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns. Between the shoulder procedure and his embarrassing arrest in Beverly Hills, he has already had an eventful offseason.
Julian Edelman got himself into trouble over the weekend after he allegedly had a bit too much to drink, but the star receiver’s favorite teammate knows a way to help him recover.
Tom Brady posted a series of promotions for his TB12 products on his Instagram story Tuesday, and one of them appeared to include a swipe at Edelman. Brady held up a bottle of TB12 electrolytes that are touted as an “all natural hydration” supplement, and he tagged Edelman in the photo and wrote “it sounds like you need some of these.”
Tom Brady appeared to offer Julian Edelman a hangover cure in the wake of Edelman’s arrest pic.twitter.com/tN5X2kW23P
— Steve DelVecchio (@SteveDelSports) January 14, 2020
Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills on Saturday night after he allegedly jumped on the hood of somebody’s Mercedes. Police suspected he had been drinking, which makes sense. The 33-year-old was cited for misdemeanor vandalism and released.
Brady and Edelman are close friends, and they have been known to trade barbs on social media. Apparently there is not much that is off-limits with the heckling — even arrests.
Julian Edelman has had a rough past week or so, and we aren’t just talking about the New England Patriots’ disappointing playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans. Now, the star receiver can also add an arrest to his list of problems.
Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills on Saturday night after he allegedly jumped on the hood of a person’s Mercedes, according to TMZ. Police were in the area working a robbery, and someone flagged them down to report what Edelman had done. The 33-year-old was cited for misdemeanor vandalism and released.
It’s unclear why Edelman decided to hop on the hood of someone’s car, but TMZ reports that police suspected he had been drinking. The Los Angeles County District Attorney will now decide whether or not to proceed with charges, though it seems like the type of case Edelman could easily settle by writing a check to the owner of the vehicle.
Edelman had one awesome play during New England’s loss to the Titans, but he also had a key dropped pass that killed a drive. He battled injuries throughout the season and is expected to have surgeries on both his shoulder and knee this offseason. He also has some legal trouble to sort out.
Julian Edelman scored the New England Patriots’ first touchdown of their Wild Card Game on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans on an end-around, and he did so thanks to some help from Tom Brady.
The Patriots lined up in a single back set with Edelman lined up wide to the left. Brady yelled at him “Julian, get in the slot!”
Edelman then motioned into the slot.
Was Edelman really lost on the play? The complete opposite. The Patriots were only making Tennessee think that was the case, because they gave the ball to Edelman, who sprinted into the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown run.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 5, 2020
The Patriots will use everything to their advantage, including little mind games like that one.
That sort of trick may only work once as long as opposing defenses prepare for it, but that was a great time to use it. And Edelman might have to amend this quote to include “and for tricks.”
The health of Julian Edelman could be one of the main reasons the New England Patriots struggled on offense during the regular season, but the star receiver insists his health is trending in the right direction ahead of the biggest game of the year.
Edelman has been dealing with knee and shoulder injuries in recent weeks, and reports have claimed both are significant. However, he told WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Thursday that his health will not be a factor on Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans. In fact, Edelman says he feels better now than he has in weeks.
“I feel good, and that’s that,” Edelman said, as transcribed by Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston. “I feel better than I have in the last few weeks, and I feel good enough to go out and compete at a high level.”
Edelman did not miss a game during the regular season and caught an impressive 100 passes for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns. He had just 10 total catches over the final three games, however, and his injuries were almost certainly a factor.
Despite all that, Edelman has made it clear he is tired of talking about how banged up he is. He and Brady have continued to downplay their injuries all season, but it has been a while since both players looked 100 percent healthy. If that changes in the postseason, they have a chance to make a run. If not, they may not advance past Tennessee.
Julian Edelman expressed frustration this week with reporters repeatedly asking him about the injuries he is battling, but the ailments sound like they are legitimate cause for concern.
Edelman has been receiving almost around-the-clock treatment for knee and shoulder injuries in recent weeks, and Michael Giardi of NFL.com said Sunday that a source told him the shoulder issue is “worse than you can possibly imagine.”
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) December 29, 2019
Considering Edelman has been able to play and lift his arms, that seems like a bit of an exaggeration. However, it would not be a surprise if he needs surgery on both his shoulder and knee after the season.
With the Patriots’ offense having struggled for the majority of the season, the 33-year-old Edelman is arguably the team’s most important player outside of Tom Brady. It’s fair to wonder if he has been playing at anywhere close to 100 percent, and that will be something to monitor in the postseason.
Julian Edelman has dealt with a variety of injuries as the New England Patriots get closer to embarking on another Super Bowl journey, but the star receiver does not seem overly concerned about them. In fact, he would appreciate if the media would stop talking about it.
Edelman has been limited in practice again this week with knee and shoulder injuries, and he was asked about those ailments during an interview on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Morning Show” Friday. He said he is simply banged up like everyone else and doesn’t want to be asked about it anymore.
Julian Edelman (via @TheGregHillShow) response to @marcjames question about returning to last week’s game after injury: “Everybody is banged up this time of the year. I’m sick of talking about it, so don’t ask me about it.” #Patriots #Dolphins #NEvsMIA @jwiggs85 @WEEI
— Eamon Convey (@EJConvey) December 27, 2019
In addition to the knee and shoulder injuries, Edelman was also evaluated for a concussion after a nasty collision in Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills. Given that he is 33 and has suffered some serious injuries in the past, the questions are certainly reasonable.
Edelman caught five passes for 72 yards against the Bills, so he did not appear to be all that bothered. However, he is essentially the only consistent target Tom Brady has had to throw to this season, and his knee injury may be more significant than he has let on.