It looks like the Cowboys avoided a serious injury to star rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.
The star rookie linebacker for the Cowboys looked like he had a lower leg injury in the middle of the game. The FOX broadcast reported that he had a shin injury but after the game Vander Esch told the media that he in fact suffered a shin bruise. Thankfully he’s going to be fine.
Cowboys rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch said he has a minor shin bruise and will be fine.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) December 30, 2018
You never want to hear about any player suffering any injury, but thankfully this isn’t worse than a bruise. Vander Esch has been one of the main reasons for the Cowboys turning a 3-5 record into a division title and Dallas is going to need him in the playoffs.
Breathe easy, Cowboys fans. The Wolf Hunter is going to be fine.