21 September, 2023
Trevon Diggs, a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during practice on Thursday, according to sources, who verified the news to Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports.
According to several reports, the injury occurred while he was participating in 1-on-1 drills.
The All-Pro corner has allegedly undergone an MRI after being observed leaving practice on crutches.
The Cowboys was still expecting Diggs’ results when quarterback Dak Prescott was questioned about any developments.
“Prayers for him; simple as that,” Prescott told reporters on Thursday. “Some of you saw him leaving the field.”
A five-year, $97 million deal agreement between Diggs and the Cowboys is said to have been reached in July. The contract, which has a potential value of $104 million, was designed to keep him in Dallas through the 2028 campaign.
He had his first interception of the year in the Cowboys’ Week 2 victory over the New York Jets, and he turned 25 on Wednesday. He was anticipated to continue to play an important part in a defense that has only given up 10 points in its first two games. He added a forced fumble, three passes defended, four tackles, and three of the team’s seven defensive takeaways throughout the first two games.
The team lost Diggs and Stephon Gilmore, who were expected to team up to form the best cornerback tandem in the NFL. Diggs received guidance from Gilmore, who Dallas acquired last spring through a trade, on everything from diet to strategies for staying in the league. In order to achieve his major objectives for the year, which included making it to the Super Bowl and joining teammate Micah Parsons as recipients at NFL Honors, Diggs was prepared to heed that advise.
The Cowboys selected Diggs in the second round of the 2020 draft. With 11 interceptions, he topped the NFL in 2021. He has made 18 picks in 47 games and 46 starts throughout his career. Each of the previous two seasons, he was selected for the Pro Bowl.
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