The Dallas Cowboys have no time for setbacks in a season where a Super Bowl berth is on the line. Still, that won’t stop the football season from taking players out of the game for the rest of the year. After a promising three game start, CBS Sports reported that defensive end Anthony Spencer will be out for the remainder of the season. He decided on Tuesday September 25, to shut it down due to a bad knee.
According to Spencer’s agent Jordan Woy, he will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee. The procedure usually takes months to heal, and there’s very little chance for Spencer would be back for a Super Bowl run.
Anthony Spencer is a huge piece to the defensive line in Dallas. He underwent surgery in July on the same knee, and made it back to play in the second game against Kansas City. While it looked like he was prepared to play last Sunday, Spencer was scratched from the lineup prior to kickoff.
While, Spencer was rehabbing his knee to get back for the season, Dallas found a replacement to help fill the void during training camp. George Selvie has played relatively well as the fill in. Now he has take on the large burden to play opposite Demarcus Ware for the remainder of the season.
The Cowboys have won the two games that Spencer missed, so they won’t be in the business of making excuses.
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