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Patriots running back Damien Harris leaves in fourth quarter with injury

Patriots running back Damien Harris carried 11 times for 50 yards.Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The Patriots had injury added to their insult Thursday night when Damien Harris went down in the fourth quarter in the 24-3 loss to the Rams.

The starting tailback took a shot to the back while trying to pick up a blitzer on a fourth-quarter play that resulted in Cam Newton getting sacked for the fourth time in the game.

Harris was in obvious pain but appeared to escape serious injury; he was able to lightly jog off the field under his own power. New England’s leading rusher had 11 carries for 50 yards.

After a brief stay in the blue medical tent, Harris did some light sprints and stretches behind the bench. He was classified as questionable but didn’t return.

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Safety Adrian Phillips (hand) and receiver/returner Donte Moncrief (thigh) also suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. Phillips returned but Moncrief did not, though he was dinged up late.

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