Running Game To Get A Boost

Patriots running back Sammy Morris is on the mend and could return to the lineup in a couple of weeks.

According to multiple sources, Patriots running back Sammy Morris is not in danger of being placed on season ending injured reserve, contrary to some recent speculative reports. Morris' injury should permit him to return to the Patriots lineup in a few weeks.

A report in the Boston Herald confirmed what sources told, that Morris' knee injury will not end his season. The Herald reports that Morris tore the MCL ligament in his knee and could return as soon as two weeks.

That is positive news as far as the Patriots rushing game is concerned. After losing Fred Taylor in Week 4 and Morris in Week 6, the Patriots will need depth heading into a brutal 5-game stretch in their schedule which includes games against some of the better run defenses in the NFL; the Dolphins (6th), @ Colts (17th), Jets (14th), @ Saints (12th) and the Dolphins again.

Morris suffered the injury in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans. Taylor was injured in Week 4 against the Ravens. The timetable for Taylor's return is unknown.

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