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Pats running back LeGarette Blount dodged a bullet in regards to the knee injury he picked up on Friday.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the MRI on Blount's right knee came back negative with no structural damage detected. Blount was injured when a lineman fell on his knee during drills, and he remained down on the field for a minute while he was checked on by the medical staff.
Blount didn't practice today but was running sprints with the rehab group in the back corner of the field. Even though Blount escaped serious harm, Howe cites Patriots sources that the team will take "a measured approach" as he shakes off the soreness from the knock.
From those covering the beat, Blount has been praised for his work this camp as the team's best RB. Blount is also far and away the most experienced back on the roster, ahead of Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray, James White and fullback James Develin. In five seasons, Blount has 704 total carries to his name, while the lot of Bolden/Gray/White and Develin have 244 rushes combined.