The New England Patriots have taken the driver’s seat in the matchup against the Houston Texans. The regular-season opener is their game, and the only thing that can stop them from winning the game. Jeremy Hill suffered an injury, and had to leave the game.
Jeremy Hill suffered a knee injury during Brady’s play. The quarterback completed a 29 yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski. He fumbled, and the Houston Texans managed to get the ball. Hill was hit during the play, and the friendly fire was destructive for his right knee. Fullback James Develin crashed right into his knee.
Hill was down for a while, and needed help to leave the field. He was checked in the blue medical tent, and then headed straight to the locker room. The Patriots officially ruled out Hill for the rest of the matchup.
The player managed to rush for 25 yards on four carries, and managed to catch his target for six yards. Hill and Sony Michel are now out due to knee injuries, and the Patriots will rely on James White and Red Burkhead.
“Jeremy’s had a good spring and a good summer. Again, new system, some different responsibilities, some different type plays, I think, than what he has been used to running, but he certainly adapted quickly and was able to pick up our offense and our techniques and some of the things that come with it pretty quickly. He’s a smart guy and he has experience in this league, so he understands defenses and run reads and things like that. But, he’s done a good job in all the areas we’ve asked him to work in – running the ball, passing game, special teams. So, I think he has some versatility and has some experience, obviously, and had production for us, not only in preseason games but also in practices. So, we’ll see how it goes, but he’s done a lot of good things to this point,” head coach Bill Belichick said of Hill.