A day after tweaking his foot in practice and violently spiking his helmet in frustration, the Pats' No. 1 receiver was back on the field wearing shorts and shells, catching passes and even leaving his feet cleanly.
The return confirms that Edelman's injury wasn't serious, which NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. The receiver underwent offseason surgery on his left foot.
That the Patriots were comfortable with Edelman returning a day after leaving practice early, especially in the rain, speaks volumes about his health. We needn't worry that Tuesday's injury will keep the team's top wideout off the field to start the season.
New England, you can breathe that sigh of relief.
Here are other injuries that we are monitoring on Wednesday:
- Victor Cruz is back on the sidelines. After straining his calf on Tuesday, the Giants wide receiver sat out practice. Cruz told reporters that he was "doing good" and his groin was "better" -- read into that what you will. He later said on WEPN-FM in New York that he anticipates returning to the practice field "in a few days." Cruz is in the midst of a comeback from separate patellar tendon and calf injuries in 2014 and 2015, respectively, so it's unlikely that the Giants will push their former star wideout to play in their preseason opener on Friday.
- Coach Jason Garrett said Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is progressing well in his rehab from his elbow injury, but the veteran won't be ready to practice or play any time "real soon."