The Boston Herald caught up with Kevin Faulk, who reportedly spent time brightening the day of a few patients at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Wednesday.


Will Patriots runningback Kevin Faulk come back next season or retire? (PHOTO:Icon/SMI)

According to the newspaper Faulk touched on his future with the Patriots as he continues rehabbing knee.

“I don’t know,” Faulk told the Herald. “I honestly don’t know. Like my wife tells me, ‘You’re giving me so many different scenarios, so many different feelings about coming back. You want to play, you don’t want to play, it’s just a factor of going out there, seeing how I feel. I still love the game of football. That’s one thing. I still love the game of football. it’s just a factor of how my body feels. I gotta be real about that. I’ve been playing a long time. I’ve been fortunate enough. Is it time to let it go? Is it time to come back? You never know.”

Faulk told the newspaper he estimated that he’s about 75-percent, in terms of his rehab.  Should he return the New England, he’d have to sign a deal with the team, which obviously can’t happen until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached.

For now he’s continuing to work hard and said that he’ll continue to take it slow as he continues trying to get himself back into shape – and decide on his future.

“It’s coming along in stages just like anything else,” Faulk said. “I’m in the next stage and hopefully the next stage after that. But it’s getting better each and every day. And once it gets better, don’t try to take five or six steps. Maintain what’s going on and be smart about what you’re doing.”