One of the New England Patriots' most important players was forced to leave Sunday's Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints early.
Veteran running back James White landed awkwardly along the sideline following a reception in the second quarter. White appeared to be grabbing his upper leg as he laid on the ground.
He was carted off the field as players from both teams came over to show their respect for the three-time Super Bowl champion.
The Patriots were quick to announce White would not return because of a hip injury.
White's versatility, reliability on third downs, pass-catching talent and excellent leadership are just a few of the many qualities he brings to this Patriots team.
Damien Harris and J.J. Taylor will shoulder the running back responsibilities against the Saints with White unable to return.