New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman on Friday at the hospital. Bauman, the victim whose father knew he was alive when he saw a grisly photo of his son being wheeled down the street in a wheelchair, also reportedly helped law enforcement authorities in their investigation.
Edelman tweeted the above photo after visiting a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing:
“Met a very tough guy today #inspired RT @The_BMC: Hey @patriots – we’re so happy @Edelman11 stopped by @The_BMC to visit our patients today!”
He followed up later in the day with a photo of Bradley Cooper visiting the hospital room.
“Visited #survivor #stud #hero Jeffrey Bauman Jr. today. He was looking great and is a true inspiration. #strong pic.twitter.com/bdHCu3zm1W”
Cooper is from Philadelphia, but was in Boston for a movie shoot. Edelman was born in California but played for a school with some history in Kent State before being drafted by the Patriots.
Jeff Bauman, Jr. was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, who had both legs amputated as a result.
Edelman may be playing a bigger role on the football field with Wes Welker going to Denver. The decision to let Welker may have been partly the result of Edelman’s late season performance against the Colts, which included a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown, 47-yard rush, and five catches for 58 yards. However, his role next year will still not be as big as the role he played Thursday.