The New England Patriots started their Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins in spectacular fashion: the team forced a three-and-out, took the ensuing drive 60 yards to take a 7-0 lead, and forced another punt on the very next series. When the offense was back on the field, however, one of the team’s most important players was nowhere to be found: starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn was in the blue medical tent.
Wynn remained in the tent for quite some time before exiting and walking to the locker room under his own power. As the Patriots later announced, the 22-year-old is questionable to return to the contest because of a foot injury — certainly not an ideal scenario for a team that is already missing two other starters along the offensive line: center David Andrews is out for the year with blood clots in his lungs; right tackle Marcus Cannon is rehabbing from a shoulder injury and inactive against the Dolphins.
With Wynn out of the lineup, the Patriots turned to recent trade acquisition Korey Cunningham to fill in at left tackle. The first series with Cunningham protecting Tom Brady’s blindside started well but ultimately ended with New England’s first punt of the day.
[UPDATE] The Patriots have confirmed that Wynn will not return to the game; he has been downgraded to “out.”