Seems to be a more general problem than just the wind instruments and they mention losing "the computer" whatever that encompases. They must have some electronics online because you don't sail an IMOCA in a blackout.
In the past there have been poles with a wand at the top put up from the windward side like Alex Thomson did in the Vendée 2020 so that's an "easy" system to implement.
They usually have two wands at the mast head and at least one spare wand they can then mount as you describe, as well as a full backup autopilot, but if they are referring to the processor it may be they don't have a spare processor, or they are still debugging whats broken with the processor.
In the video you can hear the autopilot and see B&G displays showing boat speed, so they're not in a black out, just no wind data at the time they were reporting.