Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley knee injuries believed to be significant


The Patriots improved to 4-2 with a 37-22 win over the Bills on Sunday, but the victory came with a cost.

New England saw linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley depart with knee injuries during the game and initial reports are that both men have suffered serious injuries.

Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that Ridley will have an MRI on Monday and that the fear is that he tore his ACL when he hurt his knee during a third quarter run. Ridley had shaken off fumbling woes to take over the top spot in the team’s running back rotation, but if those fears are realized it will be up to Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and rookie James White in the backfield the rest of the way.

Mayo will also be headed for more tests and cornerback Darrelle Revis talked about what his absence will mean for the team’s defense moving forward.

“It’s tragic what happened. We got a lot of respect for Jerod, and what he has done for this organization,” Revis said, via “We just hope for a fast recovery and hope he can get back as fast as he can. The big word that sticks out is his leadership he has on the defense. He affects all of us.”

The Patriots host the Jets on Thursday night and it looks like they’ll have to work quickly to patch some holes before that game gets underway.

21 responses to “Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley knee injuries believed to be significant

  1. It’s possible – if not probable – that both men suffered ACL tears, which is terrible news for Jerod Mayo, Stevan Ridley and the Patriots. I wish them both a speedy recovery.

  2. These are two very significant losses. The pats will be lucky to win their division now.

    Other teams fans envy our teams players. Other teams players envy our teams fans.
    #12thmanisheretostay #dynastybeforeyoureyes

  3. Injuries always play a key factor in a team’s success. The Patriots do not have replacements for their leading tackler /defensive captain and leading rusher.

  4. Tough these two had these bad injuries and are facing long rehabs. Ridley is in a contract year and Mayo is coming off a bad injury last yr. Ridley is replaceable, but Mayo is gonna hurt; like he did last year. They need Wilfork to hold up and Hightower to be ok, otherwise they’re in trouble.

  5. Patskrieg dot com says:
    Oct 12, 2014 6:30 PM
    The Buffalo crowd cheered like the Bills won the Super Bowl when each of them went down.

    that’s because the bills played their super bowl today. and they lost. just like old times.

  6. These are two very significant losses. The pats will be lucky to win their division now.

    Speaking of significant losses, HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!

  7. At least the Pats have a bye in week 7 to adjust. Technically, a Thursday home game vs. the Jets is not a bye week, but most everyone knows better.

  8. At some point someone needs to step up and say the officials had a hand in this lose – I know that I am a bills homer and that the bills still may have still lost, yet the officials still mad some incredibly bad calls – again we may have still lost yet lets be honest there were some incredible bad calls – even if you are a Pats homer at least step and admit it – and for the Ortin killers he made some great throws today – he may not be the answer yet he is far better at this point than EJ at this point – we need to clean up and I mean drastically our secondary and offensive line, yet the refs screwed us today – ticky tact and not even make it make sense – this is not sour grapes this is reality

  9. Not even close to true New England trolls. We cheered Ridley getting a two yard loss and potential fumble. We also gave a modest clap when Ridley walked off to show respect. If you losers are not there, don’t start crap. Tools.

  10. WANT to see the definition of CLASS?

    Week 5 the PATS put on a special celebration for an opponents daughter who has cancer, including a large donation, cheerleaders wearing Bengals jerseys etc etc.

    Week 6 (2) PATS get serious injuries and the Bills fans cheer…….

    Which one do you think defines “CLASS”?

  11. bad news. i like ridley, but he can be replaced. mayo is irreplaceable.
    sucks that we let dane fletcher and spikes walk. same with blount. BB does some dumb things at times….


  12. The two likely replacements both played well in preseason. Jonas Gray ran like a beast and is already a candidate to replace Ridley in the next couple of years. Darius Fleming is a different story, as Mayo is nearly irreplaceable and it will be even worse if Officer Hightower is not back soon. Good thing we are only playing the Jets on Thursday.

  13. The definition of class; videotaping teams practices and signals, using that information to win two superbowls, and proceed from then on to act as if you are the best ever. The pats organization is the least classy in football, starting with their coach.

    Other teams fans envy our teams players. Other teams players envy our teams fans.
    #12thmanisheretostay #dynastybeforeyoureyes

  14. This stinks, but honestly, I’m not terribly broken up about the Pats chances with losing Mayo and Ridley. I wish them both a speedy and complete recovery.

    I’m going to play the curmudgeon Pats fan here. Mayo tackles…that’s all he does. He’s a day late and a dollar short in coverage and he amasses a ton of tackles five to seven yards past the line of scrimmage.

    In his entire career he has like two interceptions, a couple sacks, one forced fumble, and one recovery. He’s not a playmaker. He may be a smart football player, but he’s a smart JAG. Jamie Collins already has more big plays in half a season than Mayo has in his entire career.

    As for Ridley, he was finally turning the corner…getting out of the doghouse due to his prior fumbling problems. He was putting things together and was becoming a true threat. With that said, he’s a RB and that position is so worthless in today’s NFL. The Pats historically have put just about anyone in at RB and they’ve done more than enough to keep defenses honest.

  15. The Patriots do not have replacements

    they’ll have to work quickly to patch some holes before that game

    They never skipped a beat after those guys went down.

  16. I think we know why the Seahawks fan ended his silly posts.

    I’m not much of a Bolden fan. Would like to see Vereen get more touches. The Mayo loss is significant, but it didn’t look season ending.

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