Shortly after the New England Patriots returned from their day off and started their sixth overall training camp practice, the team saw two of its offensive players exit the session again: while there are no updates yet regarding the injury status of first-round rookie running back Sony Michel, ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss shared some encouraging news about offensive tackle Marcus Cannon.
According to Reiss, his apparent injury should not be a long-term concern:
Starting right tackle Marcus Cannon left Wednesday’s practice, but I’m told there is no reason for long-term concern, and it isn’t related to last year’s ankle injury.
The Athletic’s Jeff Howe also shared an update:
Marcus Cannon’s injury has been classified as “minor,” according to a source. He left practice today.
Cannon, who ended last season on injured reserve because of an ankle injury suffered in week eight, returned as the Patriots’ starting right tackle earlier this offseason. However, the undisputed top option at the position was forced to leave the field during Wednesday’s practice after apparently injuring his foot or lower leg area. In Cannon’s place, LaAdrian Waddle stepped into the de-facto starting lineup.
Waddle might still see some reps with the top unit in the upcoming days, but it sounds as if the 30-year old Cannon will be back to fill the starting spot sooner rather than later. This is certainly good news for the Patriots.