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Sony Michel reportedly may have avoided serious knee injury

Ryan Hannable
October 22, 2018 - 10:37 am

There's been no official word on Sony Michel's injured knee that forced him to leave Sunday's game against the Bears, but there's optimism he avoided serious injury.

On Monday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed a text regarding Michel's injured knee. It read: Expect it will be a little bit but not overly serious. Won’t know til they look at it Monday.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport also had a relatively positive update on the rookie running back when appearing on Good Morning Football.

“We have not gotten firm word on what the injury is,” he said. “I’m starting to hear some whispers that maybe not quite as bad as it looked. But until you get an MRI, until you really know what all the scans show, you really don’t know very much.” 

Regardless of how serious the injury is, it would be expected Michel will need to miss some time, and in that case the team will need to seek help from outside the organization as it only has James White and Kenjon Barner on the active roster.

Michel has 95 carries for 422 yards and four touchdowns this season.

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