Julian Edelman Leaves Patriots-Lions Preseason Game With Knee Injury

New England Patriots fans collectively held their breath Friday night as wide receiver Julian Edelman limped off the field. Don’t exhale yet.

Edelman suffered a non-contact right knee injury while cutting on an 18-yard reception.

Edelman departed the field and headed to an injury tent on the sideline. He later was carted from the sideline to the locker room.

Edelman caught three passes on three targets for 52 yards before the injury.

The severity of Edelman’s injury might not be known until after the game when the Patriots can perform an MRI on his knee.

UPDATE (7:23 p.m. ET): The Patriots announced Edelman is questionable to return with a knee injury.

UPDATE (7:51 p.m. ET): Former Los Angeles Chargers team doctor watched Edelman’s injury and said it’s “consistent with” an ACL tear.

UPDATE (8:47 p.m. ET): Edelman officially has been ruled out of the rest of Friday night’s game.

UPDATE (9:55 p.m. ET): Edelman was carted to the team buses with crutches in tow, per FOX25’s Tom Leyden.

Thumbnail photo via Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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