The New England Patriots have a lot to feel good about when it comes to their 43-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins. However, Sunday’s game also saw one of the team’s most important player exit with an injury: starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn was on the field for just 12 offensive snaps before heading first to the medical tent on the sidelines and later the locker room, where he was subsequently declared ‘questionable’ and later ‘out.’
When the Patriots announced the reason for Wynn leaving the game, they first mentioned a foot injury. On Monday, though, some additional light was shed on the situation: according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Wynn hurt his toe against the Dolphins and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the issue.
While turf toe could be a potential diagnosis that would possibly force the 22-year-old to spend some time on the sideline, ‘toe injury’ does actually not sound all that bad from the Patriots’ and Wynn’s perspective. After all, the second-year man was forced to spend his entire 2018 rookie season on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles tendon during preseason. No damage to his ligaments is certainly a positive development.
With Wynn out and Marcus Cannon already deactivated because of a shoulder injury, New England used Marshall Newhouse and Korey Cunningham at left and right tackle against the Dolphins. While Cannon could be close to a return after being a game-time decision on Sunday, Newhouse — the number three tackle on the depth chart — could see additional playing time moving forward.