Monday, September 9, 2013

Shane Vereen Wrist Injury - Short Term IR

UPDATE: With Vereen on the Short Term IR, he is not eligible to return until Week 11

Less than 24 hours after beating the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots receive news that running back Shane Vereen will need wrist surgery.  The surgery is said to keep Vereen out "a few weeks" which could be as little at 2 weeks or as many as 4.  Vereen was the only RB to rush for 100 yards in Week 1, and only Terrelle Pryor rushed for more yards.  Vereen took 21 carries 101 yards and had a long of just 21.  He also caught 7 passes, so he was clearly looking at a monster fantasy season.  This is a good news for Stevan Ridley owners who should receive a boost in touches and also opens the door LeGarrette Blount.  Ridley didn't play a snap after a second quarter fumble, that was returned for a TD.

Other running backs to place waiver wire requests on:

Pierre Thomas - New Orleans Saints
Joique Bell - Detroit Lions

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