Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is officially done for the 2019 season. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, he will undergo a “minimally invasive” procedure on his neck in the next few weeks to fix a lingering nerve issue.
Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will undergo a minimally invasive procedure on his neck in the next few weeks and should be 100 percent cleared for the offseason program, according to sources. He has missed the last the last five games with a… https://t.co/ac0P1mCkoC
Vander Esch suffered the injury in the Cowboys Week 7 win vs the Philadelphia Eagles. He would miss the following game vs the New York Giants but he returned vs the Minnesota Vikings a week later. After reaggravating it vs the Detroit Lions the second-year pro hasn’t seen the field since and won’t until 2020.
The expectation is that Vander Esch will be ready to go in some capacity when the Cowboys offseason program begins in the spring. More details to come.