Dallas Cowboys’ Sean Lee to get second opinion on torn ACL

Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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While we don’t know exactly how long Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will be out, we do have an indication that he’s going to miss significant time.

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Still, the Cowboys and Lee want to make sure they’re not doing anything in haste so the defensive star will seek a second opinion on what is believed to be a torn ACL.

Sean Lee will get a 2nd opinion on his ACL tear with surgery possible in 2-3 weeks based on swelling,” says Jason La Canfora. “Good news is no other ligament issues.”

I’m pretty sure the Cowboys medical staff (along with fellow doctors) don’t have any trouble diagnosing a torn ACL, so one would believe he certainly sustained such an injury. The second opinion is likely to make sure there’s no other damage to the leg.

Of course, that isn’t likely to do anything for Lee’s recovery time as ACL tears take upwards of a year to fully heal, though we’ve seen a handful of players come back sooner than anticipated as medical technology improves.

Regardless, there’s no reason for Lee and the Cowboys not to be overly thorough with the injury and get as many opinions as needed before he elects to go under the knife.