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Update: Cowboys Fear LB Sean Lee Has A “Serious” Knee Injury

 

Update:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys fear that MLB Sean Lee‘s has a torn left ACL.

Lee is expected to undergo an MRI in the next few hours, so we’ll have more updates as the news is available.

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Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas posted a video of Cowboys MLB Sean Lee being helped off of the field by trainers during the first day of OTAs on Tuesday.

  • Watkins notes that Lee was “blocked to the ground” by rookie OL Zack Martin.
  • Clarence Hill mentions that Lee appears to have hurt his left knee in practice.

Lee, 27, has dealt with numerous injuries dating back to his time at Penn State, so this is hardly the type of situation the Cowboys want to see on Day one of offseason workouts.

In 2012, Lee has missed 11 games, but that wasn’t enough of a concern to prevent the Cowboys from signing him to a seven-year, $42.63 million contract that included $16.1 million guaranteed last August.

ESPN’s Ed Werder notes that Dallas included language in Lee’s contract that requires him to play 80 percent of the team’s snaps in order for him to receive his full salary.

When healthy, Lee has proven to be a Pro-Bowl caliber player. Despite missing five games in 2013, Lee accumulated 99 tackles and four interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown.

The severity of Lee’s injury has yet to be announced, but we’ll provide more updates as the news is available.