Marcus Cannon had to leave practice early on Friday in Foxboro, but it appears that the New England Patriots' right tackle will be right back in the lineup on Saturday.
According to The Athletic's Jeff Howe, Cannon did not suffer a "physical injury" and is "likely" to return to the practice field on Saturday, the first fully padded practice of the season. ESPN's Mike Reiss had previously reported that there's no long-term concern with Cannon and he "should be good to go" as soon as Saturday.UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): Cannon’s situation is not considered serious, according to multiple reports. He should be back on the field Saturday.
It’s unclear what caused Cannon to depart Friday’s session, but he missed the second half of last season with an ankle injury and was limited during organized team activities and minicamp. LaAdrian Waddle took Cannon’s spot on the first-team offense.
When right tackle Marcus Cannon left the practice field Friday morning, there was some concern that the Patriots’ offensive line had suffered a major hit just two days into training camp.
LaAdrian Waddle took first-team reps at right tackle while Cannon, the incumbent starter, stood to the side with a medical staffer. Cannon eventually left the field before the end of practice.