NFL sources tell CBS Boston that Julian Edelman's injury is a broken foot that will likely send him to injured reserve.
Edelman had been an underrated playmaker when healthy this season. He was second in the NFL with a 15.5 average on punt returns and had scored long touchdowns through the air, on a punt, and on a fumble return in the past three weeks alone while also breaking off a 47-yard run. Brandon Lloyd, a disappointment to date, will have to step up on offense with Edelman out of the lineup. Due to hit free agency in 2013, Edelman could see his market value take a dip with yet another injury.