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Report: No structural damage in Sean Lee’s neck

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Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee got an MRI on his neck Tuesday to assess the severity of the damage he sustained when he was forced out of Monday night’s loss to the Bears in the third quarter.

The news was as good as the Cowboys could have hoped. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the tests showed no structural damage in Lee’s neck and that he’s expected to play against the Packers in Week 15 despite “soreness and stiffness.”

Lee’s one of the most valuable members of a Cowboys defense that ended its string of capable performances at two by getting torn apart by Josh McCown and the Bears. They’ll need to be better regardless of who starts at quarterback for the Packers, but could still catch Green Bay without Aaron Rodgers if Rodgers’ Wednesday visit with doctors doesn’t result in a green light to return.

Werder also reports that linebacker Bruce Carter, who went for an MRI of his own after hurting his hamstring on Monday, is unlikely to play against Green Bay.

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12 Responses to “Report: No structural damage in Sean Lee’s neck”
  1. stunzeed5 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:32 PM

    Big contract for a softie. Love the lolboys.

  2. rjth2012 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:16 PM

    Eagles fan here! I am really glad Sean Lee is okay!!! I just hate to see guys get injured especially serious injuries. I love to watch football and have been an Eagles fan for 50 plus years but I NEVER want to see anyone get hurt! Plus Lee is a very good player!

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 10, 2013 3:17 PM

    Scans show no structural damage. The engineering firm of Spokes, Butler, & Gaglardi conducted the tests.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 10, 2013 3:19 PM

    That’s too bad.

  5. grabgrabgrab says: Dec 10, 2013 3:22 PM

    Another possible stroke of luck for the oft-injured Packer squad. Pretty sure Rogers will be holding the clipboard again, so GB will need all of the help they can get to aid with Flynn’s shortcomings.

    Without Lee in coverage, the Dallas D looks totally different (in a bad way). Hell, even with him in there, their passing D looked hideous last night.

  6. maverick2560 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:54 PM

    Lee was hurt on first defensive play of game for Dallas.if you
    look at the film Lee gets crushed by his own teammate Selvie.
    He continued to play through the pain until it looks
    Like he got hit in the neck area again.

  7. allidoiswin55 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    I hope their was a defenseless player personal foul called. This play almost exactly happened last season in Seattle and golden Tate was flagged and fined… Same exact directions type of hit (tates may have been a bit more physical)…

    Just saying let’s keep these rules to a minimum of atleast consistent.. Do I think it should be a fine and flag?? No I’m do not but in fairness to Tate hitting Sean Lee exactly like this it should 100% a flag an penalty…

  8. trollaikman8 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:04 PM

    AT least Lee gets hurt while being active and near the ball carrier.

    I don’t know what Carter’s excuse is.

  9. granadafan says: Dec 10, 2013 4:10 PM

    The neck is the one part of the body you absolutely don’t want to mess around with on the field.

  10. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    Good player…when healthy, which is not enough to help his team

  11. pacnw66 says: Dec 10, 2013 6:13 PM

    Glad Sean Lee is okay.

    That said, the Cowboys will continue to be basement dwellers as long as their current GM refuses to give up the reins. This defense is the worst in franchise history. Good job Jerry.

    As long as fans keep lining the GM’s pockets, he will keep fielding mediocrity and laughing all the way to the bank.

  12. ragingmouse says: Dec 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    The real “structural damage” is the delusional GM and son!

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