Patriots guard Logan Mankins was back on the field for Friday night’s preseason game, completing a very quick return from reconstructive knee surgery in the offseason.
”I survived,” Mankins told the Boston Herald. ”I didn’t get anyone killed out there. That’s always a good thing.”
Mankins didn’t play for long, but it was impressive that he played at all, considering that he had surgery to repair a torn ACL just six months ago. Mankins said he felt fine with himself, although he was concerned that Tom Brady took some shots, and that the offensive line didn’t open many holes for the running game.
”He got hit back there a few times, and I think we had some negative runs, that’s always disappointing,” Mankins said. ”We just know we’ve got to get a lot better out there.”
Getting Mankins back will go a long way toward getting the Patriots a lot better.