Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant sustained a knee injury in practice and has been scheduled for an MRI.
Bryant suffered a knee injury early during Monday’s practice against the San Diego Chargers and was pulled from practice for precautionary reasons. He walked off the field with a noticeable limp, but later returned to the sidelines without his pads or helmet.
Bryant said he was fine, but the team has scheduled an MRI to ensure there is no structural damage to Bryant’s knee. Bryant joins a long list of Cowboys players already sidelined with injuries.
Over the weekend we learned from team owner Jerry Jones that receiver Miles Austin would be sidelined with a hamstring injury that has plagued him since last season.
The Cowboys will be without the services of tight end Jason Witten (ruptured spleen), Austin (hamstring) and now Bryant (knee) headed into the third pre-season game against the St. Louis Rams.
In Austin’s absence, Bryant answered the call and looked like a true No. 1 receiver. How and if this injury sets him back is yet to be determined. For the sake of the team and quarterback Tony Romo, let’s hope that Bryant won’t be sidelined for too long.
What we do know is that things don’t look good for the Cowboys right now. Heading into the season opener on September 5th against the New York Giants, the Cowboys could be without three of their top play-makers on offense.
If these injuries prove anything, it’s that this team is very thin at a lot of critical positions; specifically wide receiver and tight end. To add insult to injury, two other receivers, Andre Holmes and Tim Benford were also hurt on Monday.
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