Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee had a “minor” knee scope that should only keep him out for a couple of weeks, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
#Cowboys LB Sean Lee had minor knee surgery yesterday, source said. A clean-up scope. 2 weeks of recovery.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2016
A former second-round pick out of Penn State, Lee has dealt with injuries throughout his NFL career. He had a career best 128 tackles last season and has 12 interceptions for his career.
It’s also worth noting that the same doctor who operated on Lee’s knee is the one who performed recent Cowboys draft pick Jaylon Smith’s knee surgery after the Fiesta Bowl. Though Smith may sit out this season, the fact that he got a vote of confidence from the Dallas Cowboys’ chief team physician is a great sign for his future.
Thus, teamed up with Lee and fellow oft-injured linebacker Rolando McClain, Smith could wind up being part of a Cowboys defense that has what it takes to be elite in the future.
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