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Sony Michel

Sony Michel RB - NE

Experience: 1 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 214 
Bye: 10

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The NFL Network's Michael Giardi hears that Patriots RB Sony Michel is "progressing quickly" from his arthroscopic knee surgery. Michel has already resumed running "full tilt," Giardi adds. It sounds like Michel will be ready for training camp after missing the offseason program. But durability remains a significant concern for the 2nd-year back, who tore his ACL in high school, had knee surgery last August and then missed 2 games with knee trouble as a rookie. RB Damien Harris reportedly impressed this spring with Michel sidelined.

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Patriots RB Sony Michel had arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic. Michel had been missing workouts without explanation. It's not yet clear which knee had the operation, but his left has been the problem since he tore the ACL on that side in high school in 2011. Michel also had a "minor" procedure on the knee last August that cost him the preseason and the regular-season opener. And he later missed 2 more games with an issue in the same knee. Howe reports that this latest surgery is also "minor" and that Michel's expected to return for training camp. But it looks worrisome from here that Michel is averaging a knee surgery a year so far. We've already been low on the 2nd-year Patriots RB, who might be in for a move further down the rankings given positive reports on rookie Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead so far.

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Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is active for today’s game against the Titans. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 7, which adds some risk to his outlook. But Michel racked up 316 yards and 4 TDs on 67 carries in his last 3 healthy games, so there’s clearly RB1 upside here.

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The Patriots expect RB Sony Michel to return for today's game against the Titans, according to multiple reports. He missed the past 2 weeks with an ankle injury. We'll see if WR Cordarrelle Patterson has worked his way into a larger share of rushing duties going forward, but you'll find Michel inside starter range in our Week 10 RB rankings.

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Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans. It’s the same boat he was in last week before ending up inactive. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Michel is "likely" to return this week. We'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. The rookie will be a risk/reward RB2 if active.

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Injury Predictor

Michel carries notable injury risk into his debut NFL campaign. The medical record starts with a high-school ACL tear. A broken shoulder blade cost him 4 games in 2014 at Georgia, with an ankle sprain claiming another. Then came a forearm fracture in the summer, and an ankle sprain and knee strain in 2017. So Michel sits high among RBs in the 2018 injury-risk rankings. But he also carries big fantasy upside in a Patriots offense that helped Dion Lewis rank 15th among PPR RBs in 2017 and found 18 rushing TDs for LeGarrette Blount the year before.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
3.00 6.7% 67%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 21, 2018 Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel missed 2 games with a left knee injury.
Aug 4, 2018 Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel had a procedure in early August to have fluid drained from his knee. He returned on August 27 but missed the season opener.
Dec 2, 2017 Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel injured his left knee in the SEC championship but was able to play in the National Semifinal a month later.
Sep 9, 2017 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Michel missed 1 game with an ankle injury.
Jul 4, 2016 Arm Forearm Fracture Michel fractured his left forearm in an ATV accident.
Nov 8, 2014 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Michel missed 1 game with an ankle injury.
Sep 27, 2014 Shoulder Scapula Fracture Michel missed 4 games with a broken shoulder blade.
Aug 30, 2011 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Michel suffered a torn ACL as a high school sophomore in 2011.

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