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Sony Michel says injured knee feels 'pretty good,' seems hopeful to play vs. Packers

Ryan Hannable
November 02, 2018 - 3:31 pm

FOXBORO -- It appears the Patriots will be getting running back Sony Michel back faster than it seemed.

When the rookie suffered a knee injury against the Bears, it seemed like it had the potential to be season-ending, but Michel was back at practice last Saturday and after missing the game last week against the Bills, was a limited participant in every practice this week.

“I feel pretty good," he said Friday. "Just been working hard and trying to get back on the field.”

The Georgia product said he didn't really think about much at the time of the injury.

“I was just worrying about the moment," he said. "I wasn’t really too concerned about the future because I didn’t know what happened. Me, I was just focused on getting off the field and trying to feel better.”

Michel has turned into a very valuable piece to the offense, as after a sluggish start he has 95 carries for 422 yards and four touchdowns.

Given the fact he spoke Friday, it seems like he has a good chance to play Sunday night against the Packers, but he wouldn't say for sure.

“It all depends on coach and his decision, whatever that is,” he said.

Added Michel: “If it was up to me, for these teammates I would do whatever it takes. If I had one leg I would be out there trying to fight for these guys. I am around a great group of guys so I would do anything for these guys.”

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