FOXBORO -- The Patriots injury report saw a notable addition on Wednesday as rookie running back Sony Michel was listed as having a knee issue.
Michel, who has run for 210 yards and two touchdowns combined in his team's last two games, was a limited participant in the fully-padded practice. Malcom Brown (knee), Josh Gordon (hamstring), Rob Gronkowski (ankle), Chris Hogan (thigh), Eric Rowe (groin) and Danny Shelton (elbow) were also limited in the session.
Michel missed most of training camp and all of his rookie preseason thanks to a knee injury that according to ESPN's Mike Reiss required a procedure during which his knee had to be drained.
The Patriots are in a precarious spot at the running back position with Michel, James White and Kenjon Barner as the only players on the active roster there. Barner has bounced on and off the roster as the Patriots have tried to pad their depth there since Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead were placed on injured reserve.
Michel reportedly had a knee condition going into the draft this past spring, but the Patriots selected him out of Georgia with the No. 31 overall choice. He made his pro debut in Week 2 against the Jaguars, running for 34 yards on 10 carries. He followed that up with a 14-carry, 50-yard performance in Detroit.
Since then, he's been one of the most productive offensive weapons for the Patriots, rushing for 112 yards in a win over the Dolphins and 98 yards against the Colts last week.