Sony Michel Injury: Updated Timeline for Patriots RB Return

Sony Michel Injury: Updated Timeline for Patriots RB Return”

Michel missed all three minicamp practices from June 4-6, and at least one OTA practice when the Patriots opened to the media on May 23.

Second-year New England Patriots running back Sony Michel underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee earlier this offseason, a source confirms, which explains his absence from mandatory minicamp last week. Speculation was that the Patriots were keeping Michel out of minicamp drills and practices to reduce the workload on his problematic knee, and that's now been confirmed by The Athletic's Jeff Howe. He tore an ACL in high school, then had a knee strain at Georgia in 2017. During that span, he rushed for 94 or more yards five times and logged 18 or more carries six times.

The second of New England's two-first round picks in 2018, Michel missed a late chunk of his rookie training camp because of knee surgery. In the playoffs, Michel was enormous, carrying the ball 71 times for 336 yards and a rookie record six post-season touchdowns, including the only one in the Patriots Super Bowl win over the Rams. More training-camp time on the field with Brady in 2019 could help Michel improve in the passing game. He and Tom Brady were not on the same page in terms of route running and timing, and Michel was almost a non-factor as a pass-catcher. Fortunately, the Patriots are still deep at running back with James White and Rex Burkhead on the roster and core special teamer Brandon Bolden returning after one season with the Dolphins. He only caught seven passes for 50 yards last season.

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