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Report: Patriots Running Back Shane Vereen Needs Wrist Surgery

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen needs surgery to repair a broken bone in his wrist and is expected to miss a few weeks, according to reports.

Vereen suffered the injury in Sunday's season-opening win over the Buffalo Bills.  He rushed for a career-high 101 yards and had seven receptions for 58 yards in the 23-21 victory.

He was able to play the entire game, but experienced numbness after the game because the bone sits on a nerve, according to the report.

Stevan Ridley will get the bulk of the carries in Vereen's absence.  He was benched Sunday after a second-quarter fumble.  LeGarrette Blount is the other running back on the roster.

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