New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen will miss the next few weeks of the National Football League season after breaking his wrist in the team’s season-opening win over the Buffalo Bills, Fox Sports reported.
Vereen, whose 101 yards in New England’s 23-21 victory yesterday are the second most among rushers so far in the first week of the season, broke a small bone in his wrist early in the game, Fox Sports said on its website, without identifying its source. Vereen experienced numbness after the game because the bone sits on a nerve, Fox said.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t mention the injury on a conference call today with reporters. An e-mail seeking comment from Stacey James, a team spokesman, wasn’t immediately returned.
New England, which hosts the New York Jets on Sept. 12, lists fourth-year player LeGarrette Blount second on its depth chart behind Vereen, and James Develin third.
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