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Cowboys’ Sean Lee may need season-ending surgery

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The Cowboys may need to play the rest of the season without linebacker Sean Lee.

Lee suffered an injury to his right big toe in Sunday’s win at Carolina that could require season-ending surgery, ESPNDallas.com reports.

That news comes as a major surprise because Lee told the Dallas Morning News that he thought he’d be ready to play on Sunday against the Giants.

“I’m going to do what the doctors say and rehab it and see where I’m at, but I think I’ll be ready to roll,” Lee said. “I don’t think it is anything too serious.”

Apparently a more complete medical evaluation of Lee’s injury indicated that it’s much more serious than Lee realized. And the Cowboys may be without one of their most important players.

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41 Responses to “Cowboys’ Sean Lee may need season-ending surgery”
  1. lesliedevereaux says: Oct 23, 2012 8:07 PM

    NO!

  2. moerawn says: Oct 23, 2012 8:11 PM

    Great. One of the few real ballers they have. There goes the Lee-Fense. Good luck Sean.

  3. jakpsu1 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:11 PM

    One of the most under-rated LB’s in the game. Will be a huge loss for the Cowboys.

  4. corylaw0925 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:13 PM

    Go Giants.. Get well soon though great player

  5. pnut87 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:23 PM

    I remember wanting the Giants to take this guy. Probably would have too if the Cowboys passed on him a few picks ahead.

  6. groess says: Oct 23, 2012 8:28 PM

    I hate the Cowboys, but I’d take this guy on my team in a heartbeat. He’s a throwback to an old school linebacker. Reminds me of Jack Ham. Goodspeed Sean.

  7. hor2012 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:29 PM

    Now, that’s big. The only two d players they couldn’t afford to lose was D Ware and Lee. That’s a major blow

  8. trojanwarrior007 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:30 PM

    great player but he’s made of glass

  9. damnskins703 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:31 PM

    Get well soon coming from Skins fan, don’t wish injury on nobody

  10. davidm1886 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:34 PM

    He couldnt stay healthy in college football so why would anybody expect him to stay healthy in the nfl

  11. skinsfan91 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:41 PM

    You mean an NFC East team suffered a serious injury other than the Redskins? Skins have lost 7 starters. Unbelievable.

  12. yardape74 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:47 PM

    Nobody cares about how many starters the Deadskins lost.

  13. stevebozeman says: Oct 23, 2012 9:01 PM

    @yardtape. F*+k you loser. What kind of person celebrates an injured player.

  14. pixelito says: Oct 23, 2012 9:07 PM

    Always hurt…

  15. ppc50 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:16 PM

    Well, if true, Dan Connor will really have to step up. Wonder if they can put Spencer in the middle, at times, and Victor Butler on the outside and play with some type of rotation.

  16. trefkennedy says: Oct 23, 2012 9:17 PM

    @Davidm1886 go on somewhere with the hate spewing

  17. SparkyGump says: Oct 23, 2012 9:21 PM

    This guy can play but he’s always injured. Too bad.

  18. somekat says: Oct 23, 2012 9:26 PM

    Hate the cowboys, but love Lee’s game. He’s hoping he comes back 100% healthy.

    Looks like another “wait til next year” season for the boys

  19. somekat says: Oct 23, 2012 9:26 PM

    Here’s hoping

  20. somekat says: Oct 23, 2012 9:29 PM

    stevebozeman says:
    Oct 23, 2012 9:01 PM
    @yardtape. F*+k you loser. What kind of person celebrates an injured player.

    He didn’t celebrate it, he more just pointed out how dumb it is for a skins fan to feel the need to whine about their injuries in a thread about Lee. As an Eagles fan, I could cry about injuries too (Where is our 0-line, FS, DT etc etc), but there is a time and a place for it

  21. bkostela says: Oct 23, 2012 9:31 PM

    ok children calm down. every team loses starters to injuries. the giants have had a massive wave of injuries, and the eagles have lost a few starters as well. @skinsfan – no, the redskins aren’t the only team that has lost starters to injury. @bozeman – yardtape was simply telling the skinsfan to stop b*itching, he wasn’t celebrating anything.

  22. n001363 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:44 PM

    These injuries are going to shape the final half of the season. They’ve been many and they hurt. The healthiest teams will go the farthest.

  23. raiderinva says: Oct 23, 2012 9:47 PM

    Well I guess the only reason to watch a Cowboys game now is see how Romo can lose it?

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:53 PM

    That’s too bad.

  25. paulsmith107 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:54 PM

    I see a post about the skins losing 7 starters lol. News flash your starters are junk anyway that’s why you are constantly picking in the top ten every season

  26. jimw81 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:56 PM

    Huge lost for cowboys

  27. lilrob10201 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:03 PM

    As an Eagles fan I hope he does not have season ending injury.I like the game to be competitive as possible and losing your 2nd best LB makes it less competitive.

  28. craigskins21 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:08 PM

    not a cowboy fan but I like that kid and ware….hope he gets better soon!!

  29. abninf says: Oct 23, 2012 10:20 PM

    skinsfan91 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:41 PM

    Skins have lost 7 starters.
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    Guess that’s why they’re in their usual place at the bottom oft he division.

  30. skinshail says: Oct 23, 2012 10:25 PM

    The NFC east is now RG3 division for the next 15 years. There is no way to stop him. Cowboys will never have a team to stop him.

  31. randallflagg52 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:11 PM

    Still reeling from that Golden Tate block I bet.

  32. gcsuk says: Oct 23, 2012 11:22 PM

    I never root for an injury, especially not to players I can respect. I’m a Giants fan, but Witten, Lee, and Ware are 3 rival players I can respect. Hope the diagnosis is wrong, and Lee is on the field Sunday. You ALWAYS want your opponent to be as healthy as possible. No excuses.

    The Redskins, on the other hand… I couldn’t care less. For a team and fanbase that hasn’t won anything in over a decade, they sure do brag a lot. Here’s a tip…if it hasn’t happened yet, don’t brag about it!

  33. cowboys8819 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:38 PM

    Huge loss! Hope he can find a way to get back on the field but if not hope he has a good and speedy recovery!

  34. elibestqbever says: Oct 24, 2012 12:40 AM

    Don’t think it mattered much giants ended dal season this week anyway. Again!

  35. elibestqbever says: Oct 24, 2012 12:46 AM

    Skinshail, really? It’s skins div? Really? Eli and Cruz let you guys know real quick who runs the nfl, nfc and nfc east.

  36. kappy32 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:57 AM

    It’s not “may” it’s a definite. Lee is out for the season due to the toe surgery. Update your stories, dude.

  37. deangelo23hall says: Oct 24, 2012 5:03 AM

    gcsuk says:
    Oct 23, 2012 11:22 PM
    I never root for an injury, especially not to players I can respect. I’m a Giants fan, but Witten, Lee, and Ware are 3 rival players I can respect. Hope the diagnosis is wrong, and Lee is on the field Sunday. You ALWAYS want your opponent to be as healthy as possible. No excuses.

    The Redskins, on the other hand… I couldn’t care less. For a team and fanbase that hasn’t won anything in over a decade, they sure do brag a lot. Here’s a tip…if it hasn’t happened yet, don’t brag about it!
    ————————————————–

    Um, what have the cowboys won in the last decade? Suck a ****. RG3 will own this division. I know it, the rest of the NFL knows it, every expert and analyst knows it.

    Now’s the time for your Giants to make one last super bowl run, because I GAURANTEE you, they will not sniff the division title for a loooong time.

    #hatersgonnahate

  38. lawyermalloy says: Oct 24, 2012 6:53 AM

    What would Ronnie Lott do with that toe?

  39. billymc75 says: Oct 24, 2012 7:57 AM

    Lee is a trooper but this is very bad, only guy on the team that can stop RG3

  40. Giantspunk213 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:34 AM

    It’s a shame Lee can’t stay healthy because he’s such a beast in the middle.

  41. skinsfan91 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:38 PM

    Yeah, the Skins have the young nucleus. It’s only up hill from here. But let these lames have their time. For the next 10 years the division belongs to the Skins.

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