Report: MRI Shows Cowboys MLB Sean Lee Has Torn ACL, Expected To Miss The Season


ESPN’s Ed Werder, citing a league source, reports that an MRI has confirmed that Cowboys MLB Sean Lee does in fact have a torn ACL and is expected to miss the entire 2014 season.

  • The Cowboys are expected to announce the MRI results Wednesday morning.

Lee rolled out to cover a running back coming out of the backfield during Tuesday’s OTA practice when his knee gave out as he was being blocked by first-round pick OL Zack Martin. The training staff had to carry him off the field.

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.

Ed Werder noted earlier in the day 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.


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