Michael Buchanan’s Absence at Patriots Practice Was Not Injury Related, Stevan Ridley Limited in Return


Chandler Jone, Michael BuchananFOXBORO, Mass. — Stevan Ridley was able to return to practice after missing all of last week, including Sunday’s game, but he wasn’t a full participant.

Ridley was limited on his injured knee. Tommy Kelly (knee), Leon Washington (ankle) and Michael Buchanan (not injury related) were the only players who missed practice entirely.

Matthew Slater (wrist), Danny Amendola (groin), Brandon Bolden (knee), Aaron Dobson (neck), Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm), Dont’a Hightower (knee), Jerod Mayo (ankle), Rob Ninkovich (groin), Ryan Wendell (concussion) and Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were also limited.

Kyle Arrington and Nate Ebner (ankle) were full participants. Kenbrell Thompkins, Will Svitek and Sebastian Vollmer were removed from the injury report. Wendell, Ninkovich, Kelly and Buchanan were new to the injury report this week.

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