The linebacker with a well-documented injury history was brought back into camp slowly after offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, and sat out of practice Monday with a knee injury. Head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that after an MRI, he doesn't think it's a long-term issue, adding that if he practices, it will be limited.
Dallas has been ravaged by injuries and suspensions, especially in the defensive front seven, and any threat to its anchor at linebacker would understandably be alarming. But Lee is coming off one of his healthiest seasons of his career, and the offseason operation was a minor clean-up procedure. Cool the engines, doomsday proclaimers.
Other injury news we're tracking on Tuesday:
- Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short -- whose representatives are engaged with Carolina management in contract negotiations -- didn't practice Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.
More bad injury news in Chicago: Pricey 2015 free-agent acquisition Pernell McPhee (knee) is in danger of missing the first six weeks of the season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports rehab has been slow and McPhee could start the season on PUP.