New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis suffered a complication following his ACL surgery and needs to have a second procedure, according to a source.

Patriots RB Dion Lewis Needs Surgery, Will Start Season On PUP

The nature of the procedure isn’t specifically known, but it doesn’t involve the ACL or any other ligaments.

Depending on when he has the second surgery, it should be approximately 8-10 weeks before he can begin training, which means he will start the upcoming season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Twitter:


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Rapoport also stated that tackle Sebastian Vollmer has been on the PUP list with a hip injury and is likely to stay there throughout the season. Guard Shaq Mason has also broken his hand.

Lewis, who will be 26 next month, tore his left ACL during a game against the Washington Redskins last November.He appeared at one OTA practice in the spring but was on the PUP list in camp and hadn’t practiced.

Lewis was having a terrific season prior to his injury, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, with 36 catches and four touchdowns. His capacity to operate in space helped bolster the Patriots’ offense.

He was drafted out of the University of Pittsburgh by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 11: Running back Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as cornerback Byron Jones #31 of the Dallas Cowboys tries to make the tackle during the first half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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