Reports: Dion Lewis Needs Second Surgery, To Start Season On Patriots’ PUP List


Aug 21, 2016

UPDATE (12:42 p.m. ET): Dion Lewis’ surgery doesn’t involve his ACL or other ligaments, a source told’s Tom E. Curran.

Lewis will begin the season on the PUP list and should be out at least 8 to 10 weeks. Lewis’ surgery is a “clean-up,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

ORIGINAL STORY: The New England Patriots could be without running back Dion Lewis for a while.

Lewis needs a second knee surgery, a league source told The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride. Lewis tore his left ACL last season on Nov. 8 in the Patriots’ Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins. The timetable for Lewis’ return is “uncertain,” according to McBride.

The 25-year-old running back participated in one session of organized team activities this spring but began training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He’ll likely move to PUP reserve when the season begins, which would force him to miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

Lewis’ second surgery could open the door for Tyler Gaffney, Donald Brown or D.J. Foster to crack the Patriots’ 53-man roster. The Patriots also could elect to trade for another starting-caliber player.

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports Images

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