It's no secret Julian Edelman was banged up for most of the 2019 campaign.
In addition to those ailments, Edelman apparently had a painful rib injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday the 33-year-old played through partially torn rib cartilage since Week 3 vs. the New York Jets.
During that game, Edelman headed to the locker room before halftime holding his right rib area.
Amazingly, the three-time Super Bowl champion didn't miss a single game all year. He hauled in 100 receptions while setting a career-high in receiving yards (1,117) and touchdown receptions (six).
Report: Patriots' Julian Edelman played with torn rib cartilage since Week 3 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston