Report: LeGarrette Blount will be placed on IR

LeGarrette Blount appears to be the latest member of the Patriots lost for the season to injury.

The team will place the running back on injured reserve, ESPN and WEEI reported.

Blount injured his left hip in the 27-6 victory over the Texans on Sunday. He was hurt in the second quarter, and walked off on the field under his own power.

The Patriots added ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball to the practice squad earlier on Tuesday. They did not yet make the Blount-to-IR move official, though they did place DT Dominique Easley on IR Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: 

This may mean a bigger role for Brandon Bolden, who offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels praised Tuesday. James White could also see more carries while still involved in the passing game.

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