FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots running back Stevan Ridley left in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game after taking a big hit from Ravens safety Bernard Pollard. The team shortly afterward announced he would not return with a head injury.
Ridley made helmet-to-helmet contact with Pollard on the play. He went down to the ground and remained on the field for a few minutes, but was eventually able to walk off on his own power after receiving medical attention.
Ridley also fumbled the football on the play, giving the Ravens the ball in Patriots territory.
He briefly took a seat on the Patriots' bench before heading into the team's locker room for further attention.