Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee made his return to the team’s line up on Monday Night Football in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears, but it was a short return to the team. Lee was forced to leave the game early with a neck injury, which could force him to miss a few weeks.
Lee initially thought that he had a simple stinger, but an MRI revealed that the injury was worse than initially thought. The MRI diagnosed Lee with a sprained ligament in his neck and there is now no timetable for his return.
“[It’s] obviously an extremely frustrating deal being that I’ve continuously been on and off the field,” Lee said, via the Dallas Morning News. “The plan is to rest and hopefully reevaluate early next week. Early in the week I was getting better and feeling healthier and healthier, so that’s why I was gung-ho on being ready to play this week.
“Hopefully that’s a good sign, meaning that I’m going to continue to improve this week, continue to improve next week and once we reevaluate it, hopefully we’ll know pretty soon when I can be back. Obviously its extremely frustrating.”
Lee has missed his fair share of games with injuries, but hopefully he can get healthy and help the team down the final stretch of the season.
There is no doubt that the Cowboys defense needs their top player out on the field if they want to turn things around and find a way to make the playoffs.