It seems the fan base and New England media experts are bracing for the worst. Michel, during the preseason, was dogged by reports that many medical staff flagged him for poor knees, especially his left one, during the medical examination portion of the NFL Combine process. To make matters worse yesterday, it was Michel's left knee that buckled awkwardly. Prior to yesterday's injury, he rushed for 316 yards and four touchdowns over his three games, easily establishing himself as the new starter for the Patriots. Now, while all involved hold their collective breath and hope for a positive outcome, James White's touches will increase while the Patriots seek another veteran option.