The New England Patriots’ loss against the Tennessee Titans did not just see the team outplayed in all three phases, but also lose some important pieces to injury: starting left tackle Trent Brown left the game because of a back issue, tight end Dwayne Allen hurt his knee, and Julian Edelman exited due to of an ankle injury suffered on an unsuccessful fourth down attempt in the fourth quarter.
While there are no updates about Brown and Allen yet, the first report about Edelman is an encouraging one (according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter):
Patriots’ WR Julian Edelman’s ankle injury is not considered serious and he’s not expected miss much, if any, time, per source. Edelman will be monitored, but outlook for now appears positive.
On a day when the Patriots struggled to compete on offense, Edelman was one of the few bright spots: the veteran finished the day with a team-high nine receptions for 108 yards as quarterback Tom Brady’s go-to guy — a role he held ever since returning from his four-game suspension to open the game. Because of that, his injury status is one keeping a close eye on moving forward.
However, with Schefter’s report in combination with New England’s bye week coming up it appears the team and Edelman dodged a bullet.