"The surgery was viewed as more maintenance-based to help relieve discomfort that Michel had been experiencing," Reiss added. It is unclear at the moment how much time Michel will miss or if he will start the season on the PUP. Look for Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead to see expanded roles if Michel is sidelined for an extended period of time. The 25-year-old logged 247 carries for 912 yards and seven touchdowns across 16 games in 2019. Michel is currently 28th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.