Cowboys LB Sean Lee appears to tear ACL on first day of offseason practice
Lee was scheduled to undergo MRI testing at 5 pm Central Time, and we'll keep you updated on the results. But the Dallas Morning News noted that Cowboys coaches think Lee did indeed tear his ACL.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee injured his knee during the first offseason practice. Rainer Sabin at the Dallas Morning News reports that "sources believe linebacker Sean Lee suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament". You can see video of the play on which Sean Lee was injured, which Cowboys fans may want to do to size up how bad the injury may be. Lee wears the No. 50 jersey.
Pro Football Talk notes that the Cowboys may face some insult in addition to the injury—because the players may have been engaged in too much contact for an OTA (offseason team activity).
"The Cowboys could face discipline for the fact that rookie offensive lineman Zack Martin was blocking Lee and ended up on the ground on top of him on the play on which Lee suffered his knee injury," writes Michael David Smith. "OTAs are supposed to be non-contact, and Martin and Lee clearly engaged with each other on the play, although Lee looked like he was trying to plant his feet and shift directions before he engaged with Martin, so his knee injury may have happened without contact."
Contact or not, the Cowboys may have just lost a big one well before the 2014 regular season has even started.