Julian Edelman was seen with a brace over his left thumb while at his youth camp this past weekend.
While the injury doesn’t seem serious, it’s enough to keep him sidelined for three weeks, according to ESPN, which cited league sources.
Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, spotted at his youth camp over the weekend with a small brace over his left thumb (see below photo), is expected to be sidelined about three weeks due to the injury, league sources tell @FieldYates and me. pic.twitter.com/P5KT0hvRmz
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2019
The reigning Super Bowl MVP will miss training camp due to the injury, per the report. According to NFL Network, the hurt thumb is being described as a “mild trauma” and also confirmed that it will keep Edelman from practicing for a few weeks.
Julian Edelman’s thumb injury is described as “mild trauma” and should keep him out for just a few weeks, source confirms https://t.co/IXbN7kmdi0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019
It’s unclear when Edelman, 33, hurt his thumb. He still should be ready for the Patriots’ season opener against the Steelers on Sept. 8.
Edelman started off last season suspended for PED use. He returned after missing the first four games of the season and caught 74 passes for 850 yards and six touchdowns.
The season before, Edelman missed the entire year after he tore his ACL. He also missed seven games in 2015 and two in 2014 due to injuries.
He signed a contract extension after his Super Bowl performance (10 receptions for 141 yards) that will keep him in New England for another two seasons.