Shane Vereen was the only NFL running back to rush for more than 100 yards Sunday. It sounds like he won't get a chance to repeat his performance anytime soon.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the New England Patriots' third-year pro has a dislocated bone in his left wrist, according to a person briefed on the injury. Vereen underwent surgery Monday and could miss more than a month, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."
The Patriots are very deep at running back with Ridley, LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden all capable of carrying the ball. But the team needs Vereen's hands in the passing game, where rookies Kembrell Thompkins and Sudfeld struggled Sunday. Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) did not make the trip to Buffalo. The Patriots will have to rely on Julian Edelman more than ever with Vereen and Sudfeld potentially out.