Patriots RB Sony Michel, ex-Georgia, Plantation American Heritage star, has knee surgery

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel, who starred at the University of Georgia and Plantation American Heritage High, had another knee surgery, according to the Athletic.

The outlet reported Michel missed the Patriots’ offseason training program due to needing his knee scoped.

He is expected back in time for training camp, the Athletic reported.

Michel was New England’s first-round pick in 2018, and he won a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season. He also has a history of knee issues. Michel tore his ACL in high school, injured his knee at UGA and had knee surgery that forced him to miss the beginning of his rookie year. He also injured his knee in October during the season, CBS Sports reported.

In the Super Bowl, Michel scored the lone touchdown in the Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.