Patriots' Mankins and Ohrnberger Taken Off Field Sunday

Ian Logue
August 17, 2009 at 12:31pm ET

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The Patriots saw two of their offensive linemen carted off the field on Sunday, with Logan Mankins and Rich Ohrnberger being taken off the field during Sunday’s practice because of what were reportedly "heat-related issues".

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reported that both players "seemed to be OK", with Mankins waving to members of the crowd as he left the field on the cart. Joe Linta, Ohrnberger's agent, told the Globe that the Patriots took Ohrnberger off the field "for precautionary reasons due to the heat".

"He was given several bags of IVs and he responded favorably to that," said Linta. "The Patriots were very proactive and we appreciate that in this type of situation. He should be fine, if not tomorrow, then the next day."

Players wore full pads for the practice, which was the team’s first since Thursday’s preseason 27-25 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The team is scheduled to hold two practices on Monday, with the morning session running from 9:30am - 11:15am, and the afternoon one scheduled from 3:45pm - 5:30pm. Be sure to check the team's official site for any schedule changes.

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