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Patriots OL Isaiah Wynn reportedly out for season with torn Achilles

Alex Reimer
August 17, 2018 - 11:25 am

Patriots first-round pick Isaiah Wynn has experienced the dark side of the preseason. The left tackle suffered an Achilles injury against the Eagles Thursday, exiting the game in the first quarter. After roughly 12 hours of elevation, Wynn received the worst-case scenario. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports he’ll be lost for the season due to a torn Achilles tendon. 

Wynn, the No. 23 overall selection in this years’ NFL Draft, played both left guard and left tackle at the University of Georgia. With Nate Solder signing elsewhere in free agency, the Patriots will enter the season with a void on the left side of their offensive line. Though Wynn wasn’t slated to start, he was expected to help protect Tom Brady’s blindside.

Now that Wynn is out of the picture, expect the Patriots to lean heavily on veteran Trent Brown at left tackle. They’re also returning their four other starters on the offensive line from last season –– Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason and Marcus Cannon. 

Running back Sony Michel, whom the Patriots selected out of Georgia with the No. 31 overall pick, is currently sidelined with a knee injury.