New England Patriots running back Jeremy Hill will miss the rest of the 2018 season after tearing his ACL in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
After a 25-yard completion from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski was jarred loose, Hill was in pursuit to make the tackle. But Patriots fullback James Develin was blocked into the side of Hill's right knee. It buckled and he fell. Hill stayed on the turf for about two minutes before being helped to the sidelines. He didn't put any weight on the leg and immediately went to the sideline medical tent before being helped to the locker room. The team announced he wouldn't return for the rest of the game.Hill exited Sunday's tilt in the third quarter after taking a knee to the leg. He was immediately ruled out, signifying the extent of the damage. The 25-year-old looked to have a solid backup role in New England, earning 25 yards on four carries (6.3 YPA) and one catch for six yards on offense. He also blocked a punt on special teams. Jeremy Hill Jersey .
Hill signed a one-year deal in New England this offseason to try and revitalize his career. Unfortunately, he'll be back to the drawing board after Sunday's devastating injury.This was Hill’s first regular season game for New England after spending the last four years in Cincinnati. He had four carries for 25 yards against the Texans before the injury.
The Patriots will now have three running backs on the 53-man roster: Rex Burkhead, James White and first-round draft choice Sony Michel.