BREAKING NEWS: Dallas Cowboys Starting LB Suffered a Season-Ending Knee Injury
Now, in their penultimate preseason tuneup, the Cowboys saw starting middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens go down with what has all the earmarks of being a genuine and conceivably season-ending knee injury.
Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones saved judgment on what the injury is when gotten some information about it after the amusement on Saturday night, yet he didn’t seem like his typical idealistic self.
“I would prefer not to go there,” Jones said. “All I know, however, is I don’t care for the way it sounds. They’ll investigate it again tomorrow. On the off chance that it would put him down, it’d be an ACL tear. I’m Dr. Jones holding assessment on this. I didn’t see anything. They just disclosed to me they needed to take a gander at it tomorrow.”
Indeed, even kindred starting linebacker Sean Lee seemed resigned to the way that Hitchens might be out for a long time.
“We’ll rally around him, you know he’s such a mind blowing football player” Lee said. “It will be a major misfortune in the event that he is out for a specific timeframe however we have folks in the room prepared, arranged. … We’ll need to venture up if that is the situation. … Hitch is a standout amongst the most underrated linebackers in the NFL.”
Whatever the case with Hitchens, the Cowboys are not going to surge second-year linebacker Jaylon Smith into a larger role than they had initially arranged. Stephen Jones, Jerry’s child and the Cowboys’ official VP and COO, affirmed that the arrangement for Smith will remain the same.