Andre Carter done for season

Updated: December 20, 2011, 6:25 PM ET

As expected, the New England Patriots placed defensive end Andre Carter on injured reserve Tuesday with what the team called a "leg injury."

Carter was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Broncos after suffering what the Patriots first described as a knee injury late in the first quarter. After the game, Carter's agent told ESPN's Josina Anderson it was a "quad-related injury" and that the defensive end would need surgery. A source told ESPN.com that X-rays ...

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