Report: Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Sean Lee Injures Right Knee

Things were looking up for Sean Lee heading into 2019 as he’s willingly taken on the strong side position and even showed a willingness to play some , allowing and to take on the primary roles at linebacker for the Dallas . Well, the best-laid plans go to waste as Sean Lee has suffered yet another in a long line of that has kept him off the field.

Per a from Todd Archer of , Dallas Cowboys has revealed that Sean Lee has suffered an MCL sprain to his knee.

Per Jason Garrett, the injury will not require surgery and Lee will begin resting and then rehabilitating the injury with the hopes of getting back onto the playing field at some point in 2019.

Lee has dealt with injuries for much of his career and at 32 years old will have to battle back yet again from another serious knee injury.

In 2014, Lee tore his left ACL during and missed the entirety of the 2014 season. That injury was the second to his right knee.

Observers had noted that Sean Lee had bulked up this , looking bigger than he ever had before, in anticipation of taking on the SAM linebacker position full time. In training camp so far, it’s been reported that Lee had added the size without losing his speed and lateral agility, which has made him one of the best linebackers in football when available.

Unfortunately, Sean Lee has been a player that has been more defined by what’s kept him from the field than what he’s done on the field. As one of the leaders of the team, it’s a big blow to the on-field product for the . Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch will have to take on a bigger on-field role for the to improve upon their stellar .

This injury isn’t necessarily the end for Sean Lee, but it’s another in what’s become a plethora of injuries that he’s had to come back from.

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Written by John Williams

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