Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has openly admitted his disappointment in how the Cowboys season ended. However, the rookie has been very busy in the offseason. Parsons just attended the Pro Bowl and was shouted out as being one of the only players to take the game seriously. He also won the Pro Bowl’s Fastest Man race against names like Tyreek Hill and Nick Chubb.
Now, he is living his best life in Los Angeles ahead of Thursday’s NFL Honors ceremony. The rookie will find out if he wins both Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year at the award show Thursday evening. He will also attend the Super Bowl itself.
On Wednesday, Parsons did a live stream interview with Taylor Rooks and Bleacher Report. There were several great quotes from the 22-year-old. He spoke about the pressure of being on the Cowboys, named his top quarterbacks, and talked about his desire to sack Kyler Murray.
But one particular thing really stood out. Rooks read him a fan question asking what was the hardest thing, physically or emotionally, that Parsons had to overcome this year. The linebacker told Rooks that he was playing with a knee injury for the entire season. What?! Why did nobody know this?
Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons says he played through 2021 season with a knee injury he sustained in the preseason
Seems like Ezekiel Elliott isn’t the only Cowboys player that Dallas is hiding injury info about. Parsons said that he hyperextended his knee in a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams at training camp in Oxnard, CA. He said hyperextending is something that needs rest, but the rookie says he didn’t want to sit out in the midst of a positional battle.
Parsons said the injury was lingering, but he told himself he couldn’t take any rest. He says it would be the sorest after games, but the rookie continued to try and rehab it. It was a bit shocking to hear Parsons reveal this information given that no one heard anything about this during the season.
Throughout the season, Cowboys fans learned that “The Lion” is always hungry, but we didn’t know that he was hungry enough to play through an injury. Hopefully, the offseason rest will help his knee. Parsons says he looks forward to being a one-of-a-kind player once again next year.