Stevan Ridley Thanks Patriots Fans, Players, Coaches For Support After Injury

Stevan Ridley is lost for the season after suffering a severe knee injury, but the New England Patriots running back vows to return to the field.

Ridley reportedly tore his ACL and MCL during the Patriots’ 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve Thursday before New England beat the New York Jets 27-25.

Ridley posted a collage featuring his coaches and teammates with the following statement:

“Understand a setback in any aspect of life is only a true test of faith. While doing the thing I love the most, at a pivotal point in my career, I’ve run across another situation where my faith is being tested. And by tested I mean the same God that brought me to this pivotal point, is making sure I still know why and where my blessings are coming from. So rather than sit around and try to understand this injury, I will use that time to reflect and appreciate the crazy amount of love that I have experienced in the past couple weeks. I will then take all this love and use it as fuel to get back to the plan God has for me. I truly love and thank my family, my friends, my teammates, my coaches, my fans, and all of Patriot Nation for all the love and support. #longliveKiDRiD”

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Understand a setback in any aspect of life is only a true test of faith. While doing the thing I love the most, at a pivotal point in my career, I've run across another situation where my faith is being tested. And by tested I mean the same God that brought me to this pivotal point, is making sure I still know why and where my blessings are coming from. So rather than sit around and try to understand this injury, I will use that time to reflect and appreciate the crazy amount of love that I have experienced in the past couple weeks. I will then take all this love and use it as fuel to get back to the plan God has for me. I truly love and thank my family, my friends, my teammates, my coaches, my fans, and all of Patriot Nation for all the love and support. #longliveKiDRiD

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Fellow running back Shane Vereen, who honored Ridley by doing the injured running back’s “kick down the door” celebration Thursday night, is featured in the middle of the Instagram post.

Thumbnail photo via Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports Images

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