The Dallas Cowboys may have lost their most offensive star for a while as Tyron Smith , tackle, suffered a knee injury. Smith fell to the ground after sustaining a non-contact injury. However, he was able walk around the facility and leave the practice area on his own. Dallas will examine Smith to confirm that he didn’t sustain more serious injury to his knee.
Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken shared video of Smith’s injury and explained that Jayron Kearse, a high-profile Cowboys player, had hyperextended his knee earlier in the month. Kearse sustained his injury on Aug. 1 but quickly returned to practice. Smith could have had a similar injury to Smith, but further testing will be done to determine the extent.
Cowboys S Jayron Kearse suffered a hyperextended knee in Aug. 1 practice and made quick return. Hopefully a similar outcome for LT Tyron Smith; MRI to come. Injury video via @disc_vinyl. pic.twitter.com/5KnlD98v7f
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 25, 2022
Smith is one of the most prominent and well-known stars of the Dallas offensive lines. Any injury that occurs so late in the preseason is a concern as the regular season approaches. Smith, an eight-time Pro Bowler and former All-Pro, was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team in 2010.
A second report from the practice stated that Smith left the facility completely on his own and did not appear to have any limp. The team will likely perform an MRI to confirm Smith’s condition, if any, and how long he may be out.
“Source indicates Tyron Smith’s ACL is intact after initial review. More reviews coming in the morning. Perhaps the Cowboys have had some good luck,” explained ESPN’s Todd Archer later on Wednesday night.
Smith and his team are relieved to hear the good news. However, further evaluation will take place on Thursday. It appears that Smith has avoided the worst outcome of his knee injury.