Dion Lewis of the New England Patriots, who has suffered a season long injury, has had his stats go downhill at an unbelievable rate. He is going to need an exceptional season next year to jump back on the charts, just to meet the average.
Dion has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL which, when contracted, keeps players away for entire football seasons. The team doctor has also announced that Dion is done for the season. This happens to be Dion’s second major leg injury in just under three years.
In 2013, when he had suffered his first major injury due to a fractured fibula, he missed all the games of the season. He returned in 2014 as arguably the best player of the season. Lewis is saddened by his injury, but vows to come back even stronger than he did post his injury in 2014.
Lewis came out of the blue and ended up being one of the most critical players for the New England Patriots. He is known for his outstanding running and receiving skills in the NFL. In just seven games, he managed a record two touch downs and has run 49 times for the 234 yards line. He also caught 36 passes for 338 yards and surpassed his career total in just seven games.
Lewis stats had an elusive rating of 165.2. The previous highest mark held by any player was 106.9. Lewis being ruled out for the rest of the season is going to affect fantasy football deeply. Many will have to rethink their whole outlook for this season or just hang up their boots.
The only person coming out of the injury happy could be Lewis as he had just signed a two year contract with the Patriots for $5 million prior to his injury earlier this month. Lewis, who is considered a prolific running back (some even claim he is among the best the sport has currently) will be missed dearly by fans and management alike.
Lewis has a prosperous career ahead of him as he is just twenty five years of age and has well about nine more years left in the game. His height is 5feet 8inches and he is one of the fastest players in the NFL at the moment.
Lewis, who has kept his personal life away from the media successful, has however let us know via a tweet that he has a girlfriend. Lewis has been seen with an unknown woman shopping and going out for dinners in some of the fanciest restaurants in Boston.
Sources close to Lewis have said that he and his present girlfriend began dating when Lewis was in college in Pittsburgh and that she is his long time girlfriend.