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Umpire carted off field during Patriots game

Umpire Jeff Rice is carted off the field after New England Patriots linebacker Trevor Reilly accidentally hit him on a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Umpire Jeff Rice was taken off the field on a cart after he appeared to hit his head on the turf following a punt during the New England Patriots/Denver Broncos game Sunday night.

Denver's Jamal Carter was blocking New England's Trevor Reilly when Reilly rolled into the back of Rice, whose legs were taken out from under him.

Rice stayed down for several moments before walking to the cart late in the third quarter.

Reilly came over to say something to Rice before Rice left the field.

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