Steven Ridley Ruled out for Week 5

New England Patriots running back Steven Ridley will miss Sundays game against Cincinnati after missing practice all week. Ridley was held out of practice with what the team is calling a lower thigh bruise/knee injury.

The Patriots finally looked like they were committed to Ridley last week against Tampa Bay. He was able to tally up 79 yards from scrimmage with 53 of them coming from the ground. Ridley eclipsed season highs in catches with 2, and rushing yards with 53 in their win vs. Tampa.

The 3 year man out LSU has not fumbled the ball since his incident during Week 1. This seemed to be the main reason for head coach Bill Bellichick’s decision to bench him. Injuries are a part of football and this should not get him in the dog house.

Ridley’s injury does not look to be long term so he is still worth a roster spot.

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