Injury plagued wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been released by the San Francisco 49ers three months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.
Edwards revealed the news on his Twitter page saying he needed more time to recover from his injury which “required more time to rehab and hasn’t allowed me to re-sync with the offense.”
He told his personal website: “I wish the 49ers organization the best of luck during the playoffs.
“I will be working hard this off season to strengthen my knee and prepare for the 2012 season. Thanks for your continued support and for being such loyal fans.”
The 28-year-old only joined the 49ers from the New York Jets at the start of this season and the franchise were understandably keen to use his ‘big-play’ ability.
However, his spell at Candlestick Park has been hampered by injury and he admits it’s been difficult being injured but it’s part of life as a professional sportsman. People looking at the 2012 Super Bowl Betting will know this.
“I’m playing through a football season. No one is ever going to be fully healthy, but just fighting every day,” he said.
“Injury means you can’t play, but I do have a shoulder ailment, I’ll say. Little bit of AC joint. Nothing super serious, but at the same time, it’s nagging. It bothers me.”
The California side may now look to recruit a new receiver ahead of the play-offs as Ted Ginn Jr is also missing with an ankle injury while Kyle Williams has a head injury. People following the Betfair NFL betting odds will be keeping a close eye on things.
Versatile tight end Delanie Walker also picked –up a jaw injury in the recent match against the Seattle Seahawks meaning the 49ers resources are rather bare going into the play-offs.