AFC Championship game 2013 injury report: Stevan Ridley leaves after hard hit to head

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Stevan Ridley left with a head injury in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship. Here's a look at the entire injury rundown from Sunday's action.

The Patriots lost a few key names in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Ravens. Stevan Ridley exited early with a head injury, while Aqib Talib left with after injuring his right thigh.

Bernard Pollard delivered a huge hit to Ridley early in the fourth quarter, knocking the ball loose and forcing New England's No. 1 running back out of the game for the remainder of the night. Ridley's fumble ultimately sealed the deal for Baltimore as Joe Flacco connected with Anquan Boldin for his third touchdown pass.

Talib left early in Sunday's action. He was taken back to the locker room, and was later seen trying to test his leg on the sideline. Talib would not return, though. Defensive tackle Kyle Love also left the game with a knee injury and did not make it back to action.

The Ravens fared well as far as staying healthy goes. Bernard Pierce was limited in practice throughout the week, but he managed to rush for 52 yards on nine carries. Baltimore looks to be in good shape heading to the Super Bowl.

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