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#pounditTuesday, January 26, 2021

LeGarrette Blount walking on crutches after hip injury

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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount left Sunday’s game against the Texans with a hip injury, and it could be more serious than it initially looked.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Blount was spotted walking around on crutches at the team facility on Tuesday. The veteran was injured during the second quarter of his team’s win over Houston and later walked to the locker room under his own power.

Reiss’ co-worker Ed Werder added that he has been told Blount could miss some time.

The Patriots control their own destiny for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a one-game lead over the 10-3 Bengals and 10-3 Broncos, who still have to play each other. However, New England is already very thin at running back with Dion Lewis having gone down earlier in the year with a torn ACL. James White has just 16 rushing attempts this season and Brandon Bolden has carried the ball 35 times.

Blount was crucial to the Patriots’ success in the postseason last year en route to a championship, so they will want him back as quickly as possible with just three weeks remaining in the regular season.

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