According to Reiss, this procedure is viewed as more maintenance-based with the idea being to help relieve discomfort that Michel had been experiencing.
Reiss says that Michel is already back in Foxborough as part of his rehabilitation. However, he could open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, depending on how much progress he makes over the next month or so.
Michel has dealt with knee issues since entering the NFL.
Michel, 25, was taken with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $9,626,694 contract that includes a $5,081,232 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Patriots to pick up in 2021.
In 2019, Michel appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and rushed for 912 yards on 247 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 12 receptions for 94 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns.