Shane Vereen Injury: Patriots RB Hurts Foot

Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) carries the ball against Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan (56) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

New England running backs Shane Vereen and Spencer Larsen left Friday's game with injuries.

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen left Friday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter with a foot injury, reports Nick Underhill of Mass Live via Twitter.

Vereen had two carries for negative three yards when he left the game and is slated to be the Patriots starting running back. Underhill also reports that Patriots fullback Spencer Larsen injured his knee in the game. Both returns are questionable.

Larsen, New England's starting fullback, was replaced by backup Eric Kettani. Vereen is listed third on New England's running back depth chart behind Stevan Ridley and Danny Woodhead.

tick with this StoryStream for injury updates, scores and more from Week 3 of the 2012 NFL preseason. For all things Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head over to Bucs Nation. For New England's perspective, check out Pats Pulpit. And for complete coverage of all 32 teams across the National Football League, head to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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