While multiple important Dallas Cowboys players are banged up and have suffered injuries throughout the offseason and start of the regular season, the team has managed to tip-toe around a potential devastating injury.
That might have changed Thursday, as Trevon Diggs suffered an apparent knee injury at practice and left the facility on crutches.
Per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Diggs is getting an MRI on his knee. The Cowboys haven't downplayed concern of Diggs' injury, which leads you to believe that the star cornerback is dealing with a potentially serious injury.
UPDATE: MRI confirms Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs suffered torn ACL and is out for the season.
The MRI confirmed the worst, as Trevon Diggs is out for the season with a torn ACL. The injury occurred during a 1-v-1 drill at Thursday's practice. The Cowboys will move forward at cornerback with Stephon Gilmore, DaRon Bland, Jourdan Lewis, Nahshon Wright and recent trade acquisition Noah Igbinoghene.
It's a devastating injury for the Cowboys. There's no other way to put it. They have depth at cornerback to get by without Diggs, but there's obviously no replacing the two-time Pro Bowler, who has 13 career interceptions in 48 games.
Diggs is currently undergoing an MRI, so we should know the extent of the injury within a matter of time. The two-time Pro Bowler inked a five-year, $97 million contract extension with the Cowboys earlier this offseason and has been one of several standout players on Dan Quinn's defense to start the year.
In two games, Diggs has allowed a 1.0 passer rating, per Pro Football Focus. He's forced three turnovers and has allowed 26 yards on eight targets. He's played the part of a lockdown corner, but perhaps the most impressive part of his start to the season is the physicality he's displayed as a tackler.
It's important to reiterate that nothing is known about Diggs' injury. You never want to hear MRI and knee injury in the same sentence (to say nothing of crutches). Early reports claimed it was a leg injury, so make of that what you will.
Like Dak Prescott stressed at practice, it'd be wrong to speculate. That said, the quarterback is clearly concerned about his teammate.
“I’m not gonna speculate, way too early. I saw him leaving the field. Prayers and hoping for the best, simple as that.”