|Logan Mankins reportedly tore his ACL in Week 1 last season. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Although he's coming off a 2011 season which, for him, was somewhat mediocre, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that he played the entire year with a torn ACL. Perhaps that explains some things.
We already knew Mankins had surgery after the Super Bowl to repair a torn tendon. But he apparently injured it in the Week 1 Monday night game vs. the Dolphins.
Considering we can't think of anybody who has played an entire season with a torn ACL, that's an incredible accomplishment. And it explains his Pro Football Focus offensive guard ranking of No. 27 last year when he has been a top-rated player for his entire career.
Assuming Mankins doesn't tear his ACL in his first game this year, expect him to return to the form that has made him a perennial Pro Bowler.
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