Dez Bryant, the All-Pro wide receiver, suffered a concussion during Monday’s practice session, and has left the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff worried about the forthcoming season, per reports.
According to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Bryant suffered the concussion when the wide receiver’s head struck the shoulder pads of safety Barry Church.
“Somehow the angle of Barry’s shoulder pads and the angle of Dez’s head, they hit. Dez took a couple of steps and felt something. We obviously took him out for the rest of practice,” Garrett said on Tuesday, reassuring Cowboys fans that the star player “is much better today”.
Bryant, who underwent a bone graft surgery in January, appeared in only nine games last season since his broken foot required multiple procedures over the last 12 months.
Do note that defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford is also ruled out with a concussion, leaving the Cowboys in a precarious position going into Wednesday’s game. There is still no word on who would take Bryant’s place against the Seahawks.
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Dez Bryant makes a promise
Meanwhile, Bryant took to Twitter to assure Cowboys fans that he would ready for the season opener in two weeks.
I promise I'm ok Cowboy nation #x..
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 23, 2016
During his two preseason games, Bryant registered four catches for 74 yards besides two touchdowns. He will now miss the third and final preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.
Bryant has acknowledged that he has had a productive offseason, proclaiming that the training camp in Oxnard, California, is the best he’s had in his six-year career. “My mind is right. My confidence is sky-high right now. I think it’s the best it’s ever been,” the star wide receiver said last week.
The Cowboys are trying to recover from a forgettable season which saw Bryant register career-lows in passes (31), yards (401) and touchdowns (3).
Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys begin their new season on September 11 against the New York Giants.
Dez Bryant has suffered a concussion and will miss the Seahawks game.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 23, 2016