Former Alabama and New England Patriots' running back Damien Harris exited Sunday's contest against the Detroit Lions with a hamstring injury.

The Patriots rusher had initially been ruled as questionable to return after aggravating his hamstring in the second quarter of the game. However, he was downgraded to out after the third quarter began. It still remains unclear as to the exact moment when the injury occurred.

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Harris tallied 11 yards on the ground on four carries during the early part of the contest before being pulled. He also tacked on a one yard reception during the Patriots 29-0 victory.

Harris was expected to carry a big load during the game in which rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe made his first start of the season replacing the injured Mac Jones.

Coming into the game, Harris had been the leading rusher for a Patriots team that splits carries between himself along with Rhamondre Stevenson. Harris totaled 246 yards on the ground to go along with three touchdowns.

Harris has a history of missing games throughout his time with the Patriots with the hamstring also being an issue at the tail. The end of last season saw him exit the Week 17 matchup with the Jaguars before playing Week 18.

There are no updates currently on how much time he is expected to miss because of the injury, but there is optimism that he will be able to be back in the lineup next week.

The Patriots will travel to Cleveland to face off against the Browns at 12:00 pm CST next Sunday.

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