Wide receiver Dez Bryant left practice on Tuesday (as you may have heard) with tightness in his left hamstring, an injury described as minor and all but dismissed completely by Bryant and coaches.
However, Bryant, who was supposed to return on Wednesday, has yet to return to practice and is now questionable for mini-camp, which begins today. The first round selection has now missed four sessions of organized team activities--three due to the hamstring and one as the result of a stomach virus.
Obviously, the team is treading with care in this matter. After being suspended from the football program at Oklahoma State a year ago, Bryant came to Valley Ranch a ways off from true football-shape, despite his several claims that he feels "100 percent."
The team's greatest concern as of now is the short-term effects of these injuries rather than the injury itself.
There is a steep learning curve for all rookie receivers, and the ultra-talented Bryant is no exception; however, injuries, no matter how minor they may be in the grand scheme of things, only make that curve more drastic.
Dallas will commence practice today at 11 AM. We'll keep you up to date on Bryant's status, and everything else that emerges from today's session.