Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday night that the team fears Morris Claiborne suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the first quarter of the 38-17 victory over the Saints.
“Well, just a cruciate, yes, a tear is the concern we have,” Jones told the team’s website. “I don’t know. I don’t know. We did not MRI, we simply examined it. But the initial examination was not encouraging.”
Claiborne hurt the knee while trying to get off a block during a scramble by Drew Brees early on in the game. He was replaced by Sterling Moore, who, really, did a very nice job in his stead.
The team will know for sure later Monday, after Claiborne undergoes an MRI.
“I am concerned about Claiborne,” Jones said. “We’ll get more on it, but it doesn’t look good right now. I hope we’ve got a big surprise for us in the morning.”
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