Posted September 10, 2013

Patriots RB Shane Vereen out until Week 11

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Shane Vereen is out after breaking a bone in his left wrist. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Shane Vereen is out after breaking a bone in his left wrist. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen will be out until Week 11 after breaking a bone in his left wrist in the team’s season opener Sunday, the team announced Tuesday.

New England placed Vereen on the Injured Reserve-Designated to Return list. He can’t be activated for at least eight weeks. Because the Patriots have a Week 10 bye, the earliest he could be back is Week 11.

Vereen rushed for 101 yards and caught seven passes against the Bills on Sunday. After starter Stevan Ridley was benched for fumbling, Vereen became New England’s featured back.

But any hopes that he would continue to cut into Ridley’s carries ended when news of the wrist injury emerged. Vereen had surgery, and early reports speculated that he would only be out for a “few weeks.” But those reports were overly optimistic.

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The Patriots already are dealing with injures to key members of their offense. Tight end Rob Gronkowski missed Week 1 and reportedly won’t be ready for Thursday night’s game with the Jets. Receiver Danny Amendola, one of the team’s bright spots against Buffalo, also may miss Thursday’s game.


7 comments
dassa0069
dassa0069

Danny will play. Sudfeld will play.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

The Pats are so screwed.  It is only a matter of time before Amendola and Edelman get hurt and miss games.  It won't be long before they will have to be introducing Brady to his new receiving targets the week of the game.  Who is he going to throw to when all these injury prone guys go out?  

BlowMeow
BlowMeow

SWEEEEETT!!! Had Ridley as my RB3 (and none left on the bench). I got a break for once. No pun intended. 

x72
x72

Feel it all spiraling dowwwnnnn.

NE is finished.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

@dassa0069 Another pat fan in denial.  Sudfeld sucks so who cares.  Danny will get hurt, and if you doubt that at all then you are not very bright.  BB screwed the pooch this year.  The dumbest off season ever for the pats.  Rookies that won't get it and injury prone targets.  Brady will blow a gasket at some point.  He will have the most interceptions he has ever had this year.  

riley8
riley8

@x72 They may be finished when it comes to Lombardi's but they still play in the same division as the Bills, Dolphins, and the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

I'm a Jets fan and your comment was true but so funny. That division's competition is like an F1 racer competing against some horse and buggies.