Nick Mangold suffered an ankle injury during Week 3's trouncing of the Jaguars and initial indications showed that the Jets center would miss two to three weeks.
But Mangold, one of the toughest guys in football, wanted to get back on the field for Sunday night's game in Baltimore. However, according to Rachel Nichols of ESPN, Mangold's pre-game workout didn't go well enough, and he'll be inactive for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.
Mangold's absence could make for some tough sledding for the Jets offense -- he's the anchor of that line, and Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson have already struggled enough to push the ball between the tackles.
Both have less than a four yards per carry average thus far on the season, and against a viscous Baltimore front seven that ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing at 84 yards per game, it's unlikely that we'll see that average go up.
Especially since Mangold won't be there to help fortify the line. Rookie Colin Baxter will likely get the start, and he's got some big shoes to fill.
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