Patriots' Dion Lewis reportedly needs another knee surgery, out indefinitely

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

The New England Patriots won't have Tom Brady for the first four games of 2016 and will be without their starting running back Dion Lewis apparently for even longer. Lewis will undergo a second procedure on his left knee and will be out indefinitely, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.

According to the report, the surgery will not be season ending but instead more of a clean-up operation. Lewis played in seven games last season before tearing his ACL against the Redskins on Nov. 8.

Lewis has performed well despite limited opportunities. The 5-8 running back averaged 4.8 yards per carry last season in 49 carries before the season-ending injury against Washington.

The injury elevates James White to No. 1 on the Patriots' depth chart at running back.