Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Just left the Patriots locker room following the 27-24 win over the Dolphins, and one important topic is the future of Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins. He went down with a left knee injury early on, forcing more juggling on the offensive line. He took his pants off on the bench, wrapped his knee, and wanted to go back in the game. Coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t let him, however, which was probably a smart move. But how is Mankins? I’m told we may not know for sure until Monday. With Christmas being tomorrow, Mankins won’t likely be able to have an MRI until then. Everything is closed. The initial thoughts are that it’s not serious, but until there are tests, no one is sure. The fact that he felt he could go back in is good, but it was hit directly to the side of the knee means everyone better be careful. His value, of course, is immense.
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