Groundhog day. Or rather, groundhog defense. Another day, another major injury to a Dallas Cowboys’ player. Half of me is shocked. The other half just slapped that half for acting as if this is an abnormal occurrence. He’s right. This is par for the course at Valley Ranch.
Earlier yesterday, middle linebacker Sean Lee went down with a knee injury after attacking a sweep play to his side and engaging with newly drafted offensive lineman, Zack Martin. During the contact, Lee’s left knee buckled and Martin subsequently fell on the downed linebacker. It appeared early on that something serious had occurred as Lee was helped off of the field by others.
OL Zack Martin gave his take on what happened to DallasCowboys.com:
“I don’t really know what happened there,” Martin told DallasCowboys.com. “It was just a football play and we were both going full speed. I really don’t know.”
Consider the nature of the injury, the history of Lee, and the fact the knee in question is also the one injured severely in his 2008 playing days at Penn State. Yes, the concern was swift and profound. To fear the worst was an understatement. The panic that occurred in the blogosphere and social media outlets said it all. It was a collective, “are you serious???”.
Serious as a heart attack, people. Or rather, a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus which is exactly what Lee’s MRI that was scheduled for yesterday at 4:45pm CST showed. Sean Lee is officially done for the season. Again, this is the same knee that was injured in his collegiate days. I’m not sure how this could get much worse.