Mangold dealing with high ankle sprain again

Nick Mangold | New York Jets

Gang Green has been snake-bitten on the injury front, and now they add their center Nick Mangold to a list of hobbled Jets.

The New York Jets offense just can't seem to catch a break. After losing receiver Santonio Holmes for the season to a torn ACL, the green and white were dealt another tough blow.

New York Jets center Nick Mangold sat out of practice for the second straight day due to lingering pain from a sprained ankle sustained in Monday night's game against Houston. While he remains hopeful to play in Sunday's game versus a revived Indianapolis Colts team, it is anyone's guess as to whether Mangold will be cleared to play.

"It seems to be going better so far, and hopefully we can continue on that path," said Mangold of his injury.

Mangold is no stranger to ankle problems. Last season, the Ohio native missed time due to a high ankle sprain. Despite the setback, Mangold does not believe that the two injuries will be alike in severity.

"It's a little better than last year, from what I can tell," spoke Mangold. "I don't know if I'm better at handling it or just dealing with ankle injuries."

This week the Jets are facing the Colts, who have moved on from the Peyton Manning era and are exceeding expectations with a rookie quarterback at the helm. After facing an 18 point deficit at halftime, the Indianapolis defense was able to contain Aaron Rodgers and the explosive Green Bay Packer offense. Mangold knows that the Colts are going to be tough and hopes to be ready to help his team get back into the win column.

"It's going to be a challenge for us," admitted Mangold. "You obviously have to account for the two bookends there, they play great defense. It's going to be a tough challenge and it's going to be another sixty minute fight."

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