Report: Michel Missed End of Offseason Program Due to Knee Scope

Much was made last week about the limited presence of Patriots second-year running back Sony Michel during the end of the Pats offseason program and OTAs.

Well now, we have some clarity:

Jeff Howe on Twitter

Running back Sony Michel missed the final portion of the Patriots offseason workout program due to a knee scope, according to a source. Should be ready for training camp.

It’s interesting to note because Michel had knee injuries in college (he tore his ACL) and some have speculated his knees won’t be able to hold up over the course of a long career in the NFL.

DocFlynn on Twitter

Michel tore his left ACL in high school and has had some issues since. He should recover from a scope in plenty of time for training camp. If this was a scope of the left knee, it’s a reminder that his chronic knee issues will need continued management. https://t.co/lvU00ZLQ3b

While it’s perfectly routine for players to have procedures done in the offseason, Michel’s history makes this one more curious. He was a big focal point of the Pats offense last year (931 yards in 13 regular season games and 336 in three postseason games. He had 12 total touchdowns), and he figures to be an even more important part his year with the departure of Rob Gronkowski hampering the pass game.