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Patriots Place RB Shane Vereen On IR With Designation To Return


The New England Patriots have announced that RB Shane Vereen has been placed on IR with the designation to return.

  • This means that Vereen will be out for at least eight weeks.
  • He will be eligible to practice after Week 7 and return tot he playing field in Week 9.

Vereen broke a small bone in his wrist during Week 1’s win over the Bills. The team has since re-signed Leon Washington and said that they intend to stick with Steven Ridley, despite his ball security issues.

This is a tough break for the Patriots who could also be without WR Danny Amendola and TE Zach Sudfeld for Thursday’s game against the Jets.


Jay Glazer reports that Patriots RB Shane Vereen broke a small bone in his wrist during Sunday’s win over the Bills and is expected to miss a “few weeks.

  • Vereen will undergo surgery on his wrist Monday.
  • Glazer adds that Vereen was able to play the entire game despite the injury, but has since experienced numbness in his hand.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Vereen’s injury is actually a dislocated bone in his wrist and confirms that he’ll be out for a few weeks.

Vereen turned 14 carries into 101 yards and contributed another 58 yards receiving on seven receptions. A fumble from Steven Ridley opened the door for Vereen who looked to be in line for a solid workload in the coming weeks.

We still don’t know how long he’ll be out, but we’ll have updates as soon as the news is available.

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