Braylon Edwards sidelined following knee scope

The San Francisco 49ers have not received much in the way of production from their wide receivers, so it was particularly bad news when they learned Braylon Edwards will be sidelined “for a little bit” after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier this week.

That’s the extra loose timetable 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh put on Edwards, who suffered a torn meniscus, according to CSN Bay Area. Speculation is “a little bit” could be a month.

Edwards was injured in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys and he becomes the second receiver on the team to undergo surgery. Michael Crabtree is still working his way back from a fractured foot. He is expected to play this week. He couldn’t finish the season opener, but he practiced on Wednesday.

“It's day by day. It's improving every day," Crabtree said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "I can't go into the future right now. I'm really just trying to get it right right now. Of course I want to go out there and play. It's coach's decision. I felt like I could have (played against Dallas).”

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