May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) takes a break during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys LB Sean Lee notified he has torn ACL, out for the season


Today is supposed to be one of the more joyous days of the football season for NFL teams as they begin to hit the practice fields for offseason training activities. Quickly after the Dallas Cowboys started their workouts, however, the day turned grim as linebacker Sean Lee had to be helped off of the field with a knee injury.

Lee immediately underwent an MRI on the injury, and while the Cowboys said they expected to know something Wednesday morning, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder Lee has already been notified of the results: The ACL is torn and he is done for the 2014 season before it even begins.

The injury happened on a play in which Lee was blocked to the ground by the Cowboys’ first round draft pick Zack Martin, although multiple outlets have reported that it was not the rookie Martin who caused the injury, rather the knee popped before Lee took the shot.

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, head coach Jason Garrett praised the resiliency of Lee throughout his career and the way he has dealt with unfortunate setbacks, trying to be as optimistic as possible.

“He’s a special guy and he’s had to deal with some adversity from an injury standpoint in his career before and he’s come back,” Garrett told the Dallas Morning News, “and we’ll evaluate what happens and he’ll respond accordingly.”

Although, when Garrett made that statement, the test results were not back yet, so there was still hope for something as good as possible to come out of this.


Instead, Lee will spend more time on the shelf, somewhere that he’s used to being at in his NFL career. He’s missed 18 games in four seasons, and now it looks like you could chalk up another 16 to that list, possibly more should the Cowboys make the playoffs.

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  • Earl Robertson

    I am starting to hate a guy I once thought could have been a cowboy great

    • john griffin

      Your a dumbass for that. He can’t help his knee gave out, just unfortunate.

      • Earl Robertson

        Oh yea well dumbass I didn’t say he purposely hurt his knee I am saying his body for whatever reason isn’t going to allow him to be anything but a could have been. If it wasn’t this he would have got hurt soon or later. Probably better now since they won’t be crossing their fingers hoping he stays healthy!! They can get guys better prepare for the season. So after this I’m not going to even consider this guy on the team because it has already been proven a team will never be able to count on this guy and that is what I was saying dumbass

        • john griffin

          Lmao!! Simmer down there sparky

          • Earl Robertson

            Lol

    • Matty ice

      Sean lee couldn’t be a broadcaster because he’d hurt himself picking up the microphone this really sucks but maybe it’s a chance for a new body to get in there and show Jerry them that it can be done without sean lee who is not a real middle linebacker the guy is in the wrong position way to small for a 4-3 middle backer..