While the Dallas Cowboys are still awaiting word on the status of linebacker Sean Lee following a knee injury he suffered Tuesday during the first day of OTAs, there is one big issue that needs to be addressed.
Lee suffered the injury when he was blocked and driven to the ground by the Cowboys’ first-round draft pick, Zack Martin. With these being non-contact drills, why was Lee even in that sort of position to suffer the injury in the first place?
Well not long after, both Martin and head coach Jason Garrett addressed the incident from practice on Tuesday that could result in Lee missing the entire season, should the worst-case scenario play out.
Martin just seems either really confused by the situation, or the team told him to say as little as possible.
“I don’t really know what happened, two guys playing hard and running to the ball, so we’ll see what happens,” Martin told the Dallas Morning News. “It sucks to see someone go down. It happens and I can only hope for the best.”
Garrett, on the other hand, seems to readily admit that the injury should have never occurred to begin with, especially since they preach to the players not to go too hard in these workouts.
“We keep preaching, ‘Stay off the ground. Stay off the ground,’” Garrett said. “That’s a really important thing. Injuries happen when guys hit the ground.”
Lee immediately underwent an MRI on the knee that was injured, the opposite one that he infamously injured while still in college at Penn State.
But still, you have to question, especially given Garrett’s comments, how senseless the team having to worry about losing their starting linebacker for the year this early is.