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Logan Mankins in walking boot after game

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The Patriots held on to beat the Bills 37-31 on Sunday without left guard Logan Mankins, who limped off the field in the third quarter.

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.

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6 Responses to “Logan Mankins in walking boot after game”
  1. patsfiend says: Nov 11, 2012 5:50 PM

    Their offense got worse as soon as he was off the field. Hoping it’s minor, but seems Mankins is snake-bit this year.

    Haters… rejoice. But remember, you are the same guys who were saying he would never re-sign with a “classless” organization like the Pats.

  2. richwizl says: Nov 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    I hadn’t noticed that Mankins never returned, nor did I see Connolly get hurt (was drinking involved?), but, now I understand why Brady had minimal protection today. If these two guys are out for a while, The Pats are in trouble; this is bad new.

  3. alexr5111 says: Nov 11, 2012 6:25 PM

    Is Mankins better than Donald Thomas? Yes. Is the dropoff as big as people might think? No. All of the games that the Pats have failed in due to pressure on Brady, Mankins has been in the lineup for. He’s not the savior. He’s missed multiple games this year and Donald Thomas has held his own.

  4. descendency says: Nov 11, 2012 7:37 PM

    @richwizl

    It happened on the same play.

  5. ytsejamer1 says: Nov 11, 2012 8:31 PM

    Mankins’ play is way overrated…his toughness however, is not. He’s a tough dude. But regardless of that, his play isn’t deserving of the contract he squeezed out of the Pats. He can’t get around the corner and is just falling apart…due to age, freak injury, etc…he’s not had a lot of luck this year.

    Coach Scar(necchia) has a fantastic program and he gets all guys from top to bottom, ready to go.

    I guarantee you…without Mankins the Pats won’t miss a beat. Without Connolly though…well, that’s who I really worry about. He’s also our “backup” center…who moved to RG when Waters changed his mind about showing up.

  6. cmgww says: Nov 14, 2012 3:05 PM

    You better have a good line ready, bc Freeney, Mathis, Redding and friends will be ready to get after Brady. Add in rookie Josh Chapman, the beast NT from Alabama who was on PUP, and you have trouble. This isn’t the old Tampa 2 defense Brady can pick apart. Hopefully this will be another great Colts/Pats game.

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