Report: Sony Michel had a knee scope

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Running back Sony Michel didn’t take part in the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp last week and there’s now a report regarding the reason for his absence.

Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reports that Michel sat out after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The expectation is that Michel will be ready for training camp this summer.

Michel has a history of knee issues, so the team will likely monitor his workload upon his return to the field in order to have him in good health for the start of the regular season.

Michel ran 209 times for 931 yards and six touchdowns last regular season and added six more touchdowns in the playoffs. Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and James White round out the running back group in New England.

6 responses to “Report: Sony Michel had a knee scope

  1. Career longevity definitely is a concern with Michel. I was surprised that the Pats did not draft Nick Chubb instead—Michel’s college teammate who seemed to be the equal of Michel without the health concerns. Hopefully his knee issues do not prevent him from improving his receiving skills this off-season since that seems to be the hole in his game.

  2. CANNOT criticize the drafting of Michel as past won the SuperBowl with him and he played great in the playoffs (and was a very positive guy in the locker-room). If helping to win them a Super Bowl is all he contributes, it was still a smart pick.

  3. I really like Michel and I hope he is able to stay healthy (even though we all dislike the Pats) but it was an interesting deviation from Belichick’s thought process generally. I still think getting a RB in the first round is silly, but you get the 5th year option on the RB so you get more bang for your buck. And then when the RB is 27-28 after the 5 years plus maybe 1-2 Franchise Tags, you can walk away without paying top dollar and without committing long term money.

  4. Career longevity definitely is a concern with Michel. I was surprised that the Pats did not draft Nick Chubb instead

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    Michel was a team captain on that team. Chubb was not. That alone speaks volume as to why he was selected first.

  5. Somebody tell Bill that drafting people with bad knees often doesn’t work out well.

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