Report: Cowboys fear Sean Lee has torn ACL


Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee left practice on Tuesday with an apparent leg injury, and the team is reportedly bracing for the worst. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys fear Lee has torn the ACL in his left knee. He’ll undergo an MRI on Tuesday to assess the damage.

An injury of that magnitude would obviously be devastating for both Lee and his teammates. The 27-year-old recorded 99 total tackles last year in just 11 games. Lee also has a great nose for the ball, as he has recorded 11 interceptions in his four-year career.

[Video: Sean Lee helped off the field at practice]

Lee declared himself fully recovered from a torn ligament in his neck earlier this offseason. He has battled injuries throughout his entire career and has never played in a full 16-game season.

To make matters worse, Tuesday was the first day of organized team activities for the Cowboys. It was supposed to be a non-contact practice, but Lee was reportedly rolled up on by a teammate. He’ll miss the entire 2014 season if the Cowboys’ fears are realized.

Photo: Twitter/Charean Williams

Sean Lee helped off field with what could be serious injury (Video)

Sean Lee is the heart and soul of the Dallas Cowboys defense, and the team has needed him badly during the 15 games he has missed over the last two seasons. At the Cowboys’ first official day of organized team activities on Tuesday, Lee was helped off the field with yet another injury.

As you can see from the video above, Lee had trouble putting weight on one of his legs. He was reportedly swearing as he was being helped off and did not seem at all pleased. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shared a photo of Lee looking like he was clearly in pain.


Lee was apparently rolled up on by offensive lineman Zack Martin during a drill, which is always a scary thought. He entered the offseason program healthy after recovering from a torn ligament in his neck, so the last thing the Cowboys need is Lee suffering another significant injury. Hopefully it wasn’t as bad as it looked.

Rex Ryan says brother Rob Ryan was crying about Sean Lee’s toe injury

Sean Lee is set to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon in his big toe next week, which is a major blow to the Dallas Cowboys defensively. Lee is one of the most important players the Cowboys have on defense and easily their best tackler. Dallas ranks 15th this season in rushing yards allowed, and that ranking could fall even further with Lee on the shelf.

It comes as no surprise that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is upset by the news. How upset? If you ask brother Rex Ryan, extremely upset.

Rex could mean “crying” in the sense of complaining, but I wouldn’t rule out actual crying. Dallas looks like a mediocre team at the moment. Already without one of their best offensive playmakers in DeMarco Murray, the timing of Lee’s injury couldn’t be worse. With a divisional game upcoming against a Giants team that has run the ball well behind Ahmad Bradshaw, we could see an immediate impact from Lee’s absence. Let it all out, Rob. There’s no shame in a grown man shedding a tear or two.