By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Isaiah Wynn had to leave Sunday’s drubbing of the Dolphins with what the team called a foot injury. According to Ian Rapoport, it’s specifically a toe issue for the Patriots’ starting left tackle.
Per Rapoport, Wynn will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. He notes that if Wynn is dealing with a sprain of the joint at the base of his big toe, commonly known as “turf toe,” it can be an injury that lingers if not treated quickly.
The Patriots’ shaky offensive line depth is being severely tested early in the season. Wynn played 12 snaps at left tackle on Sunday before injuring his toe, forcing newcomer Marshall Newhouse into the game. Newhouse signed with the Patriots last Wednesday and originally started at right tackle in place of Marcus Cannon, who missed Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. So the Wynn injury also forced trade acquisition Korey Cunningham into the game.
Via Kevin Duffy, here’s the play where Wynn apparently injured his toe:
Here’s Isaiah Wynn’s final play yesterday. Tough to tell what happened. pic.twitter.com/bqMklJP2li— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) September 16, 2019
Newhouse committed two holding penalties on Sunday, so it wasn’t a smooth debut for him. If Wynn has to miss time, getting Newhouse further acclimated to the offensive line will be one of the few remaining holes on the roster that the Patriots need to plug.
We’ll know more about the Wynn injury after the MRI results. Fortunately, it sounds like he avoided anything related to the Achilles tear that robbed him of his entire rookie season. Wynn got off to a strong start at left tackle in the season opener against the Steelers and against the Dolphins prior to the injury.
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