There were lots of positives to be taken from the Patriots 37-22 victory over the Bills on Sunday. However, that big win came with a huge price tag, as both Stevan Ridley, and Jerod Mayo were injured during the game.
After further tests were performed today, it is being reported that both will miss the rest of the season.
Filed to ESPN: Source says RB Stevan Ridley tore his ACL and MCL.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 13, 2014
For Ridley, it was a torn ACL and MCL that he suffered during one of his 10 rushes in the win, and its disappointing to see since it looked like he was finding his stride this year along with the other running backs on the Patriots. Known for his amount of fumbles, its should be noted he didn’t have 1 fumble in his 6 games this year.
Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is out for the year after suffering a lower right leg injury that multiple sources say “is bad”.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2014
Jerod Mayo will be placed on the Injured Reserve almost a day to the year since he was last year, when he got injured versus the New Orleans Saints in week 6 last year. Mayo loss was felt by the defense last year, and there’s no question it will be felt this year instead.
For the next 10 weeks, the Patriots will need other guys to step up and fill the holes left by both Mayo, and Ridley.