Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) looks into the backfield of the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Minicamp: Anthony Spencer Suffers Hyperextended Knee

Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Anthony Spencer is getting used to putting his hand back in the dirt as a 4-3 defensive end, but he had a minor setback and was forced to miss the team’s veteran minicamp on Tuesday because of a hyperextended knee. Spencer apparently bumped knees with a teammate, which is what caused the injury during last week’s OTAs.

Spencer then underwent an MRI, but results were positive.

It could have been a lot worse,” said Spencer, via ESPN. “You can’t play football without having contact.”

ESPN also noted that Spencer is currently walking around without a limp and he is ready to give Wednesday’s session a try.

If the Cowboys were smart, they would just shelf Spencer until at least training camp so that he is able to fully recover and get back to 100 percent before pushing himself and risking further damage.

Spencer is the team’s designated franchise player, so they want to make sure he is on the field bringing his pass rushing ability every Sunday.

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