Rex on Nick Mangold’s injury Dan Leberfeld

Rex Ryan on the ankle injury to center Nick Mangold –

“Nick (Mangold) did have his MRI and it showed a high ankle sprain. So I would say his status for the game would be, I assume, very iffy. I don’t think it looks very good as far as playing this week. But, with that being said, he thinks he can go. And he’s started (82 consecutive regular season games). We’ll see how it progresses. I wouldn’t count him out. He’s a tough guy, but the trainers will always do what’s in the best interests of the player and we’ll never put a guy out there that shouldn’t be out there. With that said, I think it’s iffy whether he plays or not, with all due respect to Nick.

“If you asked Nick the question, he thinks he can go. We’ll see. Things affect guys differently. I’m sure if he were a running back, that would hold true. The fact that he has to run in a small area, we’ll see.

“That’s why you put it in the trainers’ hands. The players, a lot of times, from the competitiveness of the guys, (it’s like) ‘I have to go’. You have to lean on the experts on this, and that’s what we’ll do.

“As being the head coach of the Jets, he’s always been the center. He’s always going to be out there. Just like Brandon Moore, he’s always going to be out there. D’Brickashaw (Ferguson too). I hope he can go, but we’ll see.”