The New England Patriots announced that starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn is placed on injured reserve after suffering his foot injury during Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins. Ian Rapoport reported that the injury is turf toe and Wynn got injured on the first play of the Patriots’ second drive of the match.
Wynn is expected to return to practice in six weeks, and he will be eligible to play with the team after two weeks of practice. This will probably happen on November 17th against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The starting left tackle took to Twitter to deliver a message for the Patriots nation.
“Life is always allowed to throw curve balls at you. The best thing you can do is change your swing to adapt to the way the ball is being thrown. Sooner or later, you’re going to hit that ball.”
The team has several options at the moment.
“The Patriots had already added two more tackles since the preseason ended – Marshall Newhouse and Korey Cunningham, and added another one today with the signing of Caleb Benenoch,” Mike Dussault reported. “Newhouse and Cunningham weren’t with the team in training camp but they played most of the snaps against the Dolphins and held up well, all things considered.
“The team must now decide what will be best for the next two months. Cannon should be back sooner than later and has played on the left side. Newhouse was okay after just three days of practice and could enable Cannon to stay on his usual right side. Or there is Joe Thuney, who filled in with the starters at left tackle while Wynn was still recovering early in camp.
“There was also rumored interest in Redskins left tackle Trent Williams who continues to hold out. That could make even more sense now. There are options, but none is an obvious slam dunk because of how decimated they already were at the position.”
Dante Scarnecchia and the Patriots coaching staff get to decide about the future plans of the team. Taking care of the edges of the offensive line will be quite a challenge this season.