New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is still in question for Sunday night’s week six game in Indianapolis. Lewis was added to the injury report on Thursday, with the team listing him as “questionable” with an abdomen injury. Lewis was able to make it through a limited practice on Thursday, but is now somewhat in doubt for Sunday night.
Patriots officially rule CB Tarrell Brown (foot) out for Sunday. LB Dont’a Hightower (ribs) and RB Dion Lewis (abdomen) both questionable.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 16, 2015
The Patriots, a team not known for releasing all the details when it comes to player health, have kept to themselves how Lewis’ injury came about as it doesn’t seem to have happened in their last win against the Cowboys. The Patriots have also declined to comment on Lewis’ chances of playing in their Sunday night rematch of the 2015 AFC Championship Game.
Dion Lewis, a recent Belichick diamond in the rough, was picked up out of free agency and signed to a 2-year contract after tallying 180 rushing yards, 238 receiving yards and 3 total touchdowns through the team’s first four games.
It’s worth noting if Lewis is ruled 100% come Sunday night that he could have the greatest game of his career on hand. New England’s last two games against the Colts have ended with the Patriots totaling 480 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Jonas Gray, a free agent brought in by the Patriots a year ago, ran for 199 yards and his first four touchdowns against the Colts in just one game.
Until more is confirmed, the likely scenario is often rotation of snaps between the Patriots deep depth of running backs including Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden. Blount, who has also had tremendous success against the Colts, will likely carry the most snaps of the night if Lewis sits. White would be the slight favorite to take over Lewis’ normal passing down duties if he is out.