Mankins is one of my favorite players, mostly because he's just a tough SOB. But could that tough, warrior mentality, be a bad thing recently? He's been out of practice all week with a hip problem, and I don't remember a specific incident (if I'm wrong please let me know) where that injury could occur. Could coming back from the knee so early have aggravated this new injury? I know in the past when I've hurt a knee, or ankle, etc, and I'm forced to suddenly favor (subconsciously in many cases) one leg over another, it ends up bothering my hip or other joints that aren't used to the type of movements and pressures they're suddenly receiving. This is pure speculation at this point, but if Mankins is going to be hampered by these little things for a while, would it have been better to PUP him and take our licks through six weeks to make sure he's right? Too late now, just wondering what others' takes on it were.