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Julian Edelman injury not believed to be serious

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Julian Edelman left Tuesday's practice after suffering another leg injury, but the New England Patriots got some positive news a short time later

Tests showed that Edelman did not suffer a setback in his return from foot surgery, two people informed of the results told NFL Media's Mike Garafolo.

Edelman is considered day-to-day by the team, Garafolo added.

He wasn't the only one to undergo tests for an injury after Tuesday's practice. Linebacker Rob Ninkovich was scheduled to undergo tests to gauge the severity of a triceps injury he suffered, a source informed of the injury told NFL Media's Courtney Fallon.

Edelman injured himself during a one-on-one drill, then took himself off the field, slamming his helmet on the ground. He then had his lower leg examined by Pats trainers on the field before walking off under his own power, NFL Media's Courtney Fallon reported.

The initial news of the injury caused a collective groan from New England fans.

The Patriots' top receiver was taken off the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, a move that came earlier than expected. Edelman broke his foot last season and underwent a second surgery on his left foot in May.

The good news at the moment is that it's not believed to be a serious setback, but don't expect the Patriots to take any more chances with their top wideout before the regular season begins.

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