The Patriots got some good news on the medical front, apparently avoiding a major injury to a key part of their offense.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, running back LeGarrette Blount’s MRI came back negative, meaning there’s no structural damage to his right knee. Blount was apparently well enough to be running sprints on a hill today, so last week’s injury turned out to be a false alarm.
It was previously reported as an MCL sprain, so it’s reasonable to assume he’s going to be ready to start the regular season when he’s eligible. He’s suspended for Week 1 because of last year’s marijuana arrest from his Steelers days, the story added.