Patriots WR Edelman Appears to Be Headed to Injured Reserve

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December 04, 2012 at 05:59pm ET

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Julian Edelman's season appears to be over after he suffered a broken foot in the team's win over the Dolphins on Sunday. (FILE:USPresswire)

Julian Edelman definitely hasn't had much luck this season.

According to WBZ's Dan Roche the receiver suffered a broken foot during Sunday's win over Miami that reportedly requires surgery, and he'll likely be placed on injured reserve - ending his season.

He's certainly seen his fair share of injuries this season.  The Patriots receiver injured his hand in week 2 which caused him to miss several games, but had really started to put together quite a run as the team was starting to make their playoff push.  He had a huge performance during the team's 59-24 win over Indianapolis where he returned a punt 68 yards for a career franchise tying record third time, and then just four days later on Thanksgiving Edelman also returned  a Jets fumble for a touchdown as well as catching a 56 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady.  The latter play is currently the 3rd longest pass play of the season, and second longest touchdown reception behind the 83 yard reception by Shane Vereen - which happened in the same game.

Unfortunately for Edelman he took a vicious shot that later in the game that resulted in a head injury during a 3-yard run where he got completely clobbered and fumbled away the football. It knocked him out of the game and despite coming back to play in the team's win over Miami, his strong late season run appears to be over.

It's disappointing, especially considering he had really begun carving out a role for himself in the offense, having caught more passes (21) and touchdowns (3) than he had since his rookie season where he finished with 37 receptions and one touchdown during the regular season.  He had also become dangerous in the return game, which now leaves New England with the difficult task of replacing his production there as well.

The team signed wide receiver Donte' Stallworth yesterday, who is expected to try and fill in for Edelman in the offense.