Patriots DE Carter carted off

New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury.

Carter, who leads the Patriots with 10 sacks, was part of a gang tackle on Lance Ball on the final play of the first quarter and went down grabbing his knee.

After writhing in pain for several minutes, Carter needed to be assisted onto the back of a cart and driven into the locker room for further evaluation.