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Report: Patriots RB Sony Michel’s knee injury not expected to be ‘overly serious’

Sony Michel

The New England Patriots’ win over the Chicago Bears came at quite a cost after Sony Michel suffered a serious-looking knee injury. The rookie running back got twisted up as he was being tackled during a first-half run. He had to be carted to the locker room and did not return.

Michel is set to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the true extent of the injury. However, there is some optimism that the result of the test won’t be as serious as once feared.

Mike Reiss of ESPN adds that Michel is walking without the aid of crutches on Monday morning and is described by those close to him as being in good spirits.

After a slow start to the season, Michel was finally starting to come to his own within the Patriots offense. In his previous three games, he had racked up 316 rushing yards and four touchdowns as he was a significant factor in the Patriots reeling off three consecutive wins.

It’s just unfortunate that Michel will likely suffer a setback to that progress, especially with another injury to his knee. Michel underwent a procedure on his knee which saw him sidelined during the offseason. He also suffered a torn ACL in college.

Hopefully for him and the Patriots, this most recent injury does, in fact, turn out to be less serious than it looked.

With Michel likely to be sidelined for at least some time by the injury, the Patriots are now left with just James White and Kenjon Barner as their active running backs.