Dallas Rookie WR Out 4-6 Weeks
Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a right high ankle sprain near the end of Friday's practice, and the team said he will be out 4-6 weeks. At least now, how won't have to carry those veteran pads.
The injury probably means that Bryant will miss the entire preseason, which isn't critical, but is a time when rookies can gel with their quarterbacks in terms of timing.
Bryant's injury means that the Cowboy's top three picks are on medical leave. Second-round linebacker Sean Lee has been sidelined since Tuesday with a strained quadriceps. Fourth-round safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, who had shoulder surgery in March, has not been cleared to practice yet.
The injury to Bryant happened after cornerback Orlando Scandrick broke up a pass intended for Bryant on the second-to-last play of practice. According to ESPN, backup quarterback Jon Kitna threw the ball slightly behind Bryant on a crossing route, and Scandrick made a good play on the ball and landed on Bryant's leg.
After the injury, Bryant stayed down on the turf for several second and eventually tried to limp off the field. He then went back down before being helped off the field by athletic trainers Jim Maurer and Britt Brown, ESPN reported.
"I hope he just sprained his ankle," Scandrick told ESPN. "He should be all right."