BREAKING: Dion Lewis out for season with torn ACL

The Patriots' worst fears with Dion Lewis's knee injury were realized just moments ago -- it's a torn ACL and he's done for the season.

Of all the injuries the Patriots have sustained this season, this is up there with losing Dont'a Hightower. The Patriots will have to play a little differently on offense with Lewis out, and now they're losing their best overall running back. Lewis fulfilled the role vacated by Shane Vereen as a pass-catching running back and did so much more than just that.

Now, LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Bolden and James White's roles will all be elevated.

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