According to various reports, Patriots first-round pick Isaiah Wynn suffered a torn Achilles in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Eagles and will miss the rest of his rookie season to the injury.
Wynn, who was making his preseason debut in action at right tackle, limped off after the non-contact injury in the first half against Philadelphia. He spent time in the New England medical tent on the sideline before then being carted to the locker room.
With Wynn out of the mix on the line, New England’s depth at tackle could be challenged. Trent Brown appears to have won the left tackle job vacated by the offseason free agent departure of Nate Solder. Marcus Cannon, the presumed returning starter at right tackle who finished last season on injured reserve, has missed most of training camp to an unknown injury. Returning veteran LaAdrian Waddle remains as the likely top backup, with guys like Cole Croston, Ulrick John and Matt Tobin also in the mix.
Wynn’s injury means that both of New England’s first-round picks begin their Patriots career with health concerns. Fellow Georgia product and first-round pick running back Sony Michel has been sidelined with a knee issue that’s reportedly going to cost him about a month of work, though he may be ready for the regular season.