Players leaving practice due to injury is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence in the NFL. You rarely hear about it happening with coaches though.
Apparently, today is one of those rare occurrences. According to multiple reporters on the scene, Dallas Cowboys assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett was carted off at practice today due to a right leg injury.
Lett, an 11-year NFL veteran who won three Super Bowls in 10 seasons as a player with the Cowboys, has held this role in the organization since 2011. Hopefully, whatever issue he’s dealing with isn’t serios.
Assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett needed to be carted off the practice field with an apparent right leg injury. Only players missing from practice were Donovan Wilson (groin) and Nahshon Wright (personal).
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 15, 2021
The Cowboys as a team have dealt with their fair share of injuries and health issues this season. Star offensive guard Zack Martin missed the opener while on the COVID list, and while he has since returned to the team, Dallas put starting defensive end Randy Gregory on the same COVID reserve list this week.
Additionally, No. 3 wide receiver Michael Gallup is out multiple weeks with an injury as well.
The Cowboys lost their season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are will look to move to 1-1 when they face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.