A hip injury landed La'el Collins on injured reserve just before Week 1. Now, it appears that injury will wipe out the remainder of his season.
The Dallas Cowboys right tackle is set to have surgery on Wednesday to address the hip and is expected to miss the rest of the 2020 campaign, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Saturday, per an informed source.
Slater added that the decision to opt for surgery came after Collins' pain had become intolerable despite him wanting to play through it. The 27-year-old began training camp on the physically unable to perform list and was limited to mainly individual drills for most of the practices he participated in.
An undrafted prospect out of LSU in 2015, Collins quickly worked his way up to becoming an important piece along Dallas' O-line, starting in 47 of 48 regular season games since 2017. He signed a five-year contract extension with the Cowboys last September.