Morning Sports Update: Dion Lewis reportedly needs second knee surgery

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Patriots running back Dion Lewis carries the ballagainst Washington.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis carries the ball against the Washington Redskins. –USA Today Sports

Dion Lewis will reportedly miss eight to 10 weeks to undergo a second knee surgery, Andrew Benintendi hits his first big-league homer, and Red Sox owner John Henry discusses Pablo Sandoval.

Patriots running back Dion Lewis needs second knee surgery; Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer is likely headed to the IR: It was a triple shot of tough news for the Patriots Sunday with significant injury developments for Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer, and Shaq Mason. (The Boston Globe)

Watch Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi hit his first major league home run: Less than three weeks after his first major league game, Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi hit the first home run of his career. (


John Henry says Pablo Sandoval needs to ‘return to form’ in time for David Ortiz’s retirement: “With Papi leaving we absolutely need Pablo to return to the form we’ve seen in the past. This year and last were frustrating for him and frustrating for us. We need him next year,” Henry said. (The Boston Herald)

Kamu Grugier-Hill could break the mold of linebackers in Patriots defense: There aren’t many linebackers in the NFL that are 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and run a 4.4 40-yard dash. Kamu Grugier-Hill isn’t like most linebackers. He looks more like a wide receiver. (

Steven Wright scheduled to make return next weekend: Manager John Farrell said the knuckleballer came out of his bullpen feeling good on Sunday. He’ll throw again on Tuesday, and then the Red Sox will look to slot him back into the rotation next weekend when they return home to face the Royals. (

Predicting all 82 games of the 2016-17 Celtics season: We all know that a schedule is nothing without super serious predictions on what will definitely happen – so that’s what we’ll do. Right here. Right now. Individual predictions for every Celtics game from one through 82. (

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