New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis not expected to play in Thursday night’s AFC title game
The New England Revolution are still in the market for an offensive weapon after running back Dion Lewis was ruled out of Thursday night the season opener.
Lewis has been a key part of the offense and a key cog in the Patriots’ success this season.
His presence on the field was crucial in the team’s run to the Super Bowl, and he was instrumental in the return of the team to the playoffs.
He was also instrumental in their second-straight Super Bowl appearance.
The New England defense allowed the Patriots to rack up a total of just 19 points during the Patriots first four games of the regular season, which included their lone win over the Chicago Bears.
However, Lewis missed time in that span with an ankle injury.
Coach Bill Belichick has said that Lewis could return this weekend and that it will depend on his ankle.
The team has not confirmed the return date, but Lewis was expected to be out a month after suffering the injury.
New England could use a spark on offense with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but it’s unclear if he will be able to step up with the injury in his lineup.
If Lewis is out for the season, it would be a huge loss for the Patriots.