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Patriots Place RB Shane Vereen On IR With Designation To Return

Update:

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.

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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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