After missing three pre-season games and two regular season games with a left hamstring injury, Dallas Cowboy wideout Miles Austin will again miss the next few weeks due to another hamstring injury. This time to his right leg. The injury is being called a grade 2 pull and will have the star receiver out for 2-4 weeks.
Austin injured the leg after a huge 39 yard reception in the first half of Sunday’s Cowboy victory over the Seattle Seahawks. That drive ultimately ended with a 20 yard Dan Bailey field goal. Austin would return to the sidelines after halftime in street clothes.
The six year veteran wideout has been productive when on the field. So far this season, Austin’s recorded 28 catches for 403 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Three of those scores came in a Week Two match-up with the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, that was also the last time he was in the endzone this season.
Austin will be replaced by Laurent Robinson in the starting rotation. Robinson has been the Cowboy’s best receiver as of late and has seemed to earn the trust of quarterback Tony Romo. But no receiver can replace the speed and the yards after catch Austin gives the team. The good news, if there is any here, is that it appears Austin should be ready in time for the big divisional match-up with the New York Giants on December 11th.