New England Patriots RB James White expected out for season with hip injury, sources say

NFL Live crew reacts when RB James White's season will be ended due to a hip injury. (0:57).
Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter & Field Yates that New England Patriots runningback James White will be out for the remainder of the season after further medical examinations.

After a 6-yard gain, White immediately rolled over to grab for his right hip. This was his only carry in Sunday's 28-13 defeat to the New Orleans Saints. Nearly every Patriots player came to White before he was taken off the field for X-rays.

James is the quiet leader. Devin McCourty, a fellow captain, said Wednesday that having a guy like James hurts the team. He had a great start and it was hard to imagine the long road to recovery. But he is one of the most resilient people I have ever known. He'll rebound, I know that."

White led the Patriots in receptions, with 12 for 94 yards. This season, he had 38 yards on just 10 carries.

This eight-year veteran, who spent his entire career with Patriots, came into this season as the running back with the highest number of receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in the NFL since 2015.

On Sunday, the Patriots turned to veteran Brandon Bolden for his replacement. This role is commonly referred to as a "passingback" in the Patriots' attack. Bolden was able to catch three passes for 23 yards and ran three times for a net loss 1 yard against the Saints.

This report was contributed by Mike Reiss, ESPN.