Patriots RB Shane Vereen broke a small bone in his wrist on the first play yesterday, scheduled for surgery today. Out few weeks.
It's a big hit to the Patriots, especially their passing game with WR Danny Amendola also a little banged up from Week 1. Perhaps most affected by this is RB Stevan Ridley, who was in the doghouse and benched after two fumbles. He now looks to be a safe start and back in line to get the bulk of the carries in what's a short week as the Pats host the Jets Thursday night. LeGarrette Blount likely serves as the backup to Ridley, especially if Brandon Bolden remains out. Perhaps even Leon Washington gets in the mix in the passing game if needed.