FOXBOROUGH, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills due to a knee injury.
Edelman was not at practice Thursday with the rest of the team.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that Edelman underwent a "precautionary standard knee procedure" this morning, according to a source.
The 34-year-old veteran star receiver recently had surgery on his knee that had been bothering him all season.
While Edelman is leading the Patriots in receptions, targets and receiving yards, he hasn't been as involved in the Pariots offense this season as in the past.
According to multiple sources, Edelman is not expected to play in Sunday's showdown and could also be out for an extended period of time.
Western Mass News spoke with starting quarterback Cam Newton on his thoughts on not having Edelman or “Highway 11," as he calls him- in Sunday's game. He said there are a lot of things he brings to the table.
"His wisdom, surprisingly enough. I got to check on him, man. He's my guy, and his presence was missed today, and what he brings to this team," he explained. "He's more than just an unsung hero. What the patriots represent, hard, tough, resilient, greedy that's Julian Edelman."
Keep in mind, Edelman isn't the only concern for the Pats. Wide receiver N'Keal Harry is undergoing concussion protocols after suffering a head injury in the team's most recent game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite the news, the Patriots took the field for practice today in the rain, trying to snap their three-game losing streak against the AFC East leading Buffalo Bills.
As of now, this injury Edelman is facing is not considered season ending.