Q-and-A with Nick Mangold about his neck Dan Leberfeld

Q)Was it pain in your neck that caused you to leave the game?

Nick Mangold: No, it just didn’t respond well, which is unfortunate, but (I have to) keep treating it, keep trying to get better.

Q)Is it soreness?

Mangold: Yeah, (my neck) just didn’t do what I wanted it to do today. It’s disappointing not being out there with the guys.

Q)Are you pessimistic about playing on Thursday?

Mangold: No, (I) can’t live that way. I’m very optimistic to get in there and get back to work and hopefully things go better.

Q)Do you need more tests on your neck?

Mangold: No, no more tests. Just need to give it the tender love that it requires.