The question now becomes if Mangold will be on the field when the Jets host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at the Meadowlands. Coach Rex Ryan said Mangold won't practice Wednesday, via ESPN.com, but he's "hopeful" his All-Pro center will play Sunday. Mangold injured the same ankle that caused him to miss the only two games of his career last season.
Last season's injury was the dreaded high-ankle sprain variety. Ryan said Mangold avoided that issue this time, calling it a "regular ankle sprain."
In other Jets injury news, it's possible Mark Sanchez will finally get his favorite target back in Dustin Keller, who was scheduled to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday. The tight end has seen his season blown up by a hamstring injury originally suffered in Week 3 of the preseason.
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