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Patriots RB James White carted off field with hip injury in Week 3 vs. Saints

Patriots running back James White suffered an injury in the second quarter of Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

James White #28 of the New England Patriots warms up before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Final update: We still don’t know the extent to James White’s hip injury, but there is plenty of concern that it will keep him out for an extended period of time. In his place, Brandon Bolden took over on passing downs. The Patriots seem to trust Bolden in pass protection over the rest of their running backs at the moment and he doesn’t bring all that much to fantasy football.

New England Patriots running back James White was carted off the field with a hip injury in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Patriots, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He has been ruled out with a hip injury, per Tyler Sullivan.

The Patriots could not afford to lose White as rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson was among the inactives for today’s game. The veteran running back had a six-yard carry and one target in the passing game. With White done for the rest of the game, we should see a lot of Damien Harris, who has shown that he carry a heavy workload, dating back to last season.

In addition to Harris, the Patriots will also get second-year running back J.J. Taylor involved in the offense. Taylor does not have a carry in Sunday’s game, but was targeted once in the passing game. Due to his height at 5-foot-8, Taylor could oppose some mismatch problems for the Saints’ defense.