Report: Patriots’ Dion Lewis On Schedule To Play In Week 1 After Torn ACL

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It appears New England Patriots starting running back Dion Lewis should avoid starting the 2016 season on the physically unable to perform list.

Lewis is “on track” to play in the Patriots’ regular-season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss reported Tuesday. “Some close to Lewis” told Reiss that Lewis is a month away from being able to play in a game. The Patriots’ Week 1 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals isn’t until Sept. 11.

Lewis tore his ACL on Nov. 8 in the Patriots’ 27-10 Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins and underwent surgery on Nov. 18.

Lewis rushed for 234 yards on 49 carries with two touchdowns as the Patriots’ starting running back in 2015. He also caught 36 passes for 388 yards with two scores.

The Patriots’ began organized team activities Monday. The first session open to the media is Thursday.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Oct 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) runs past Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) in the first half during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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