According to multiple sources, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount suffered an MCI sprain in practice last week and was estimated to miss about a month of time. While he seemed well on track to be back on the field in time for the regular season (he has to serve a one game suspension to start the year), he was set to sit out valuable practice reps and leave the door wide open for the other running backs currently fighting for a roster spot.
It would appear, however, that Blount is going to be just fine:
Source: LeGarrette Blount's MRI was negative on his right knee. No structural damage. He was also running hill sprints today.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 10, 2015
With no structural damage to the knee, Blount should be back on the field much sooner than anticipated. Look for the Patriots to remain cautious with his reps, but this is good news for sure.