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Lahey Hospital's Dr. Jessica Flynn joined Patriots Postgame Live this evening to break down the prognosis on Sony Michel's knee injury, of which the details at this time are still developing. 

Michel left the second quarter of this afternoon's game at Solider Field with what was announced as a knee injury, after contorting awkwardly in a pile-up. What's most concerning is which knee this is on -- his left, which has a documented history of issues going back to his days at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla.

"The unfortunate thing here is that, this is his bad knee," Flynn told host Michael Holley. "This is the knee that he’s had ACL reconstruction. That was quite a while ago now, and rumors were going on around the draft that he had some bone-on-bone arthritis issues in the knee.

"My biggest concern for his knee is that he’s stirred up something that’s already going on. In the back of my mind I’m wondering, did he have a scope in the preseason? Is that what procedure he had to drain his knee? We’re not sure. Certainly meniscus tear is high on the list. It really could have been anything in the bottom of that pile."

Asked by Holley what she thinks will happen going forward, Flynn warned not to expect him back for next week's contest against the Buffalo Bills, on Monday Night Football at New Era Field.

 

"I think it will involve quieting down whatever’s hurting him — obviously a lot of ice and anti-inflammatories on the plane ride back," she said. "But I would expect an MRI tonight, and some news within the coming weeks. With his knee history, I would not expect that this is going to be a one-week thing, I think we’re looking at a little bit of time. But it’s really gonna depend on what they see on that MRI and what the actual injury."

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