Pats’ Edelman, Jets’ Gates suffer head injuries

New England wide receiver Julian Edelman has left the Patriots’

game against the New York Jets with a head injury and will not

return.

Edelman was injured in the third quarter Thursday night on a

helmet-to-helmet hit by LaRon Landry on an end around. The receiver

fumbled on the play.

Edelman returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown and caught a

56-yard pass for a score in the Patriots’ 35-point second quarter

before leaving with the injury.

Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates also left the game with a head

injury and will not return. He was hurt after a 9-yard catch just

before halftime on a hard hit by Kyle Arrington. Both players were

shaken up, but walked gingerly off the field. Gates was taken

immediately to the locker room.