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Nick Mangold has ankle sprain

Updated: September 20, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets will head to the Black Hole this weekend with a huge hole in the middle of their offensive line.

All-Pro center Nick Mangold underwent an MRI exam Monday morning, which revealed a high-ankle sprain, coach Rex Ryan confirmed. Out of respect for Mangold, who told the coaches he wants to play, Ryan refused to rule him out for Sunday in Oakland. But the Jets' coach acknowledged: "He's very iffy. I don't think it looks very good as far as him playing."

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