Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has a "complete ACL tear" in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery.
#Patriots confirm Julian Edelman suffered an injury to his right knee in last night’s game and will miss the 2017 season.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 26, 2017
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated's MMQB.com was first to report that the MRI showed the ACL tear.
Fears confirmed via MRI, Patriots WR Julian Edelman has a complete ACL tear in his right knee, per source.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 26, 2017
The news confirms what had been widely reported Friday night after Edelman injured his knee in the first quarter of the Patriots' preseason victory over the Lions in Detroit.
More to come.