Re: why mankins is not special
posted at 1/7/2014 7:52 PM EST
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
Spikes played with that ligament tear all year. That is why singling out manky for toughness makes no sense.
You are a troll and a narcissistic, liar.
Mankins played with torn ligaments in BOTH KNEES!
Logan Mankins played with torn ACL Updated: September 10, 2012, 11:30 AM ET By Adam Schefter | ESPN
One year ago, during the opening Monday night matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New England, Patriots Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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Not only did Mankins finish the Monday night game, he finished the season, becoming one of the rare, if not only, players to have played a 16-game season with a torn ACL.
"It's not the ideal situation to go out there, but that was the only time that I injured my knee last year, so it had to be the day," Mankins said in a Monday interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI, referring to Week 1 last season. "I don't really want to get into that stuff."
When a reporter asked Sunday whether the team knew he had a torn ACL or if it was something he kept private, Mankins said "no one knew."
Mankins' problems only multiplied in the playoffs. In the Patriots' postseason win over the Denver Broncos, Mankins tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, leading him to play the Super Bowl against the New York Giants with torn ligaments in each knee.