Patriots RB James White hobbled early against Steelers

New England Patriots running back James White has become one of Tom Brady’s most reliable options in the passing game but it looks like that passing attack could be slowed after White suffered an injury early against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

White came off the field hobbled by an injury to his left leg in the first quarter on Sunday against the Steelers. With a noticeable limp, he had to go into the blue medical tent on the sideline with the training staff and received treatment for some time.

When he emerged from the tent, he spent some additional time testing his leg/ankle before taking a seat on the bench alongside tight end Rob Gronkowski, according to a report from Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. The Patriots haven’t yet announced any official word on his status, but even if he’s able to play any injury that even partially hinders his ability to cut and run at full speed could be detrimental to the Patriots offense.

White set a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions against the Atlanta Falcons last season for 110 yards and a score. This year, he’s continued to be a big part of the offense with 54 catches and 592 yards from scrimmage.

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