49ers' Edwards leaves game with knee injury

September 18, 2011, 8:40 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Receiver Braylon Edwards left the 49ers' game Sunday game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right knee injury in the first quarter.

Edwards' return to action was listed as questionable, according to the 49ers. Edwards sustained the injury on the 49ers' first drive of the game when he caught a 21-yard pass from quarterback Alex Smith on a third-and-10 situation. Edwards, who went to the locker room for further evaluation, was replaced by Ted Ginn.
With the injury to Edwards, the 49ers are playing without two of their top three wide receivers. Michael Crabtree (foot) was declared one of the 49ers' seven inactive players.The Cowboys are also playing without two of their top three cornerbacks, as Terence Newman and Orlando Scandrick are also out with injuries.