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Report: Dion Lewis recovery from ACL tear “encouraging”

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 8: Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury during a game with the Washington Redskins in the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Getty Images

Running back Dion Lewis was having a breakout season for the Patriots before he tore his ACL halfway through the season.

Lewis went down on November 8 and had surgery 10 days later, so he’s had about three months to work on getting back into form for the 2016 season. It looks like all is progressing well on the rehab front.

Mike Reiss of reports that Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Lewis’ knee, feels the state of Lewis’ recovery is “encouraging.” Per the report, everything is where it should be if not a little bit ahead of pace for this point in the process.

That won’t make Lewis a sure bet to be on the field for the start of training camp or ensure that there won’t be issues at some point down the road, but it’s a good sign that he’ll be able to compete for snaps in the backfield at some point early in the 2016 season. LeGarrette Blount is set for free agency, leaving Lewis, James White and Brandon Bolden under contract in the backfield for New England.

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9 Responses to “Report: Dion Lewis recovery from ACL tear “encouraging””
  1. uknepatsfan says: Feb 22, 2016 7:50 AM

    Remains to be seen how effective Lewis can be after 2 injuries in 3 years.

    Blount should be allowed to walk.

    I’d love the Pats to take Jordan Howard in the 3rd, but you just know BB can’t resist a Navy player and will take Keenan Reynolds in the 7th round.

  2. tigerlilac says: Feb 22, 2016 9:37 AM

    Lewis was a joy to watch this year prior to his injury. Even the haters have to root for Lewis to come back and entertain NFL fans.

  3. TB12RALLYCRY says: Feb 22, 2016 9:47 AM

    Great exciting player with huge injury history…Between Patriots Browns and Eagles hes had major injury with each team….Only time will tell

  4. nords2016 says: Feb 22, 2016 9:56 AM

    Next Forte up!

  5. remizak says: Feb 22, 2016 10:11 AM

    I hope the kid can recover fully. He’s just so much fun to watch.

  6. edelmanfanclub says: Feb 22, 2016 10:27 AM

    I’d love the Pats to take Jordan Howard in the 3rd, but you just know BB can’t resist a Navy player and will take Keenan Reynolds in the 7th round.


    He’ll take someone from Rutgers first.

  7. fanofpft says: Feb 22, 2016 10:35 AM

    Why was the biggest FA pick up the team made in years the great Steven Jackson left off?

  8. rjov says: Feb 22, 2016 11:44 AM

    Still waiting for a Dr. to come out after an ACL surgery and claim “it went horribly wrong”

  9. fanofpft says: Feb 23, 2016 11:41 AM

    Cam Wake had the same thing at the same point in the season is 9 years older and is already healed.

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