Sony Michel. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots running back Sony Michel is nursing a knee injury, but he is back at practice. The Boston Globe's Ben Volin told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman he believes the rookie is trending toward a return Sunday night against the Packers.
"The fact that he's back at practice twice this week on a limited basis is certainly a good sign. All the reports from the medical experts out there were that he avoided a serious injury and that he could return this week," Volin said. "Certainly it would make sense that maybe they held him out for Buffalo, give him two weeks to get ready for this showdown against the Packers on Sunday night. They need him."
Michel got hurt early in a win over the Bears after three straight games with more than 100 all-purpose yards. He also scored four times in that stretch.
If Michel can't go, Kenneth Farrow's an option. He's a more traditional back than Cordarrelle Patterson or certainly James White, and he's on the practice squad with a roster spot available. Kenjon Barner is available as well.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports