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Damien Harris Injury: Will Patriots RB Be Available, Effective in Week 6 vs Browns?

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The latest injury update on New England Patriots running back Damien Harris.
The latest injury update on New England Patriots running back Damien Harris. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice – one of several key injured Patriots offensive players to participate alongside Mac Jones and Jakobi Myers – after suffering a hamstring strain early in their Week 5 shutout win over the Detroit Lions.

Despite Harris being expected to miss multiple games according to Tom Peliserro, Bill Belichick's history dictates that the fourth-year back will likely be limited all three days and listed as questionable for Week 6's matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

If he can return this week, Harris will be on a snap count and play with limited effectiveness due to the hamstring injury, according to the Pro Football Docs.

Harris reportedly only took part in full-pad warmups but left the field before the team portion.

Every injury is unique but Harris suffered a hamstring strain last season and returned in two weeks.

Second-year backup Rhamondre Stevenson rushed 25 times for 161 yards against the Lions in place of Harris and gained 100 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns in his first career start against the Browns last season.

Stevenson has been the more effective New England running back this season, gaining 372 yards on a 5.5-yard average and 21 first downs, all top-10 among NFL backs.

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