According to ESPN Dallas reporter Calvin Watkins, oft-injured Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was seen being helped off the team's practice field during OTAs on Tuesday. More details:
Zack Martin on a screen pass blocked Sean Lee to the ground and Lee was helped off the field.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) May 27, 2014
Sean Lee swearing as he is helped to the trainers room as pictures are being taken. "Bleep me," he says. pic.twitter.com/lMOZKgG71O— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) May 27, 2014
Lee, who is a tremendous talent, has never remained healthy enough to play a full season. Most recently he missed five of the Cowboys' last six games in 2013, which included the Eagles-Cowboys season finale battle for the NFC East crown. He's missed a total of 15 games in the past two seasons combined.
Lee is a critical component to the Cowboys' defense. In Philadelphia's 17-3 loss to Dallas on October 20th, Lee was a big reason the Eagles struggled to run the ball with any success. The Eagles only finished with 84 rush yards that day, which was their third lowest total in the regular season. Philadelphia rushed for an improved 137 yards in the season finale.
No official word on the extent of Lee's injury at this time. Stay tuned.
[Note by Brandon Lee Gowton, 05/27/14 2:28 PM EDT] - BTB offers an update:
Per source, #Cowboys owner Jones "looked nauseous" when he talked about the linebacker landscape after Lee's injury.— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) May 27, 2014
[Note by Brandon Lee Gowton, 05/27/14 4:53 PM EDT] - It's not looking good for Dallas.
Cowboys fear LB Sean Lee tore his left ACL. Lee will undergo an MRI today to see if Cowboys fears are reality.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 27, 2014
[Note by Brandon Lee Gowton, 05/27/14 11:11 PM EDT] - ESPN reports Lee suffered a torn ACL and been ruled out for the entire 2014 NFL season.