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Injury update: Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett out against Eagles because of head injury

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The wide receiver caught a touchdown, but left the game afterwards.

New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images

The New England Patriots offense scored only field goals in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but were able to finally get a touchdown on their first possession of the second half: on a 3rd and 12, Tom Brady threw the football to Julian Edelman on a backwards pass, who then found a wide open Phillip Dorsett in the end zone for the touchdown — one that gave New England a 17-10 lead in the third quarter.

While the play was a positive one overall for the Patriots, it ended with a trip to the locker room for Dorsett. The veteran wide receiver was tackled hard upon catching the football, and sustained a head injury in the process. He walked to the locker room under his own power after the play, but was ultimately announced to be questionable to return to the contest because of a head injury.

With Dorsett leaving the game after catching three passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, the Patriots’ wide receiver group is down to Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu as well as rookies N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers.

[UPDATE] The Patriots announced in the early fourth quarter that Dorsett will not return to the game.