Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Mankins left the stadium in a walking boot on his left foot after the game. It’s being termed an ankle injury for Mankins, who has spent this entire season battling one injury or another to the lower half of his body.
Mankins came into the year after an offseason spent rehabbing a torn ACL in his knee and he’s since battled hip and calf injuries that have kept him out of three games this season. We aren’t likely to get any kind of meaningful injury update on Mankins until after Wednesday’s practice.
Nick McDonald replaced Mankins during the game for the Patriots, who also lost right guard Dan Connolly to an injury during Sunday’s game. That left them with one healthy reserve lineman when the game came to an end, a situation they’ll need to remedy if either injury proves to be serious enough to force a change in the lineup in Week 11.