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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 5:33pm  

Ridley, Wilson, Hernandez nicked up

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez, Stevan Ridley and rookie Tavon Wilson all suffered what appeared to be leg injuries during Thursday's fourth straight day in full pads practice. 

Hernandez twice came up gimpy following pass routes, including a slant toward the end zone during 7-on-7 drills. Hernandez flexed his knee several times and stayed in practice. 

Ridley came out later during 11-on-11 drills after he ran the ball to the right side of the offensive line. He stayed on the field and got treatment on his right leg from trainer Jim Whalen on the sideline, several times balancing on his right leg in a strength test. Ridley, who stayed in uniform, did not return to practice.

Rookie safety Tavon Wilson injured his lower left leg after going up with fellow safety Steve Gregory in double coverage on a pass intended for Hernandez, who made a leaping grab before falling to the turf. Wilson, who was in the area of Hernandez, limped off to the sideline under his own power and later had an ice pack taped to his left ankle.

Wilson, Ridley and Hernandez all took part in team stretching at the end of practice before leaving the field for the day with the rest of the team. 

It's the second straight day the Patriots dealt with injuries to offensive starters in practice. On Wednesday, receiver Jabar Gaffney injured his right leg running a pass route past Devin McCourty. He was in attendance on Thursday but only in shorts. He was limited to conditioning exercises and was not in his uniform pads. 

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