The New England Patriots will play the first four regular season games without Tom Brady. While coach Bill Belichick believes that Jimmy Garoppolo can win games for them, the Patriots are in deep roster trouble when Dion Lewis is reportedly undergoing a knee cleanup after ACL surgery.
Lewis was part of the Patriot’s roster that won seven games in a row last season. Lewis suhed for 234 yards in 49 attempts and two touchdowns, and added 388 yards and two touchdowns in 36 receptions in seven games.
Lewis underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL back in November. However, the procedure needed a follow up. Thus, it will pave the way for the Patriots to look for a temporary replacement for Lewis.
While there’s no player who can fill up the shoe of Lewis, LeGarrette Blount will continue to be the primary option in the running game. Moreover, the addition of Tyler Gaffney could pose an ease in the running game of the patriots.
According to BostonHerald.com, the procedure is relatively minor.
Running back Dion Lewis will be sidelined for another 8-10 weeks after he endures a second surgery on his left knee, according to a source. The ACL, which was repaired in November, is OK, but the Patriots’ medical staff determined they need to clean up an unspecified area in the knee.
The procedure is viewed as “relatively minor,” and Lewis has a good chance of playing in 2016, according to the source.
While the Patriots remain to be the favorites to win the Super Bowl, they will have to do it the hard way to get there without quarterback Brady and running back Lewis in the first four games.