Dallas Cowboys third-year defensive end Kenneth Boatright is out indefinitely after suffering a major injury scare on Thursday, a neck injury during the afternoon practice session that sent him to the hospital.
According to the account on the team’s website, Boatright sustained the injury while being blocked during an drill, and remained down on the field in Oxnard for around 10 minutes before he was loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance and off to the hospital.
“We were in an over front, and they ran a scoop block. I think the tackle hit his neck--kind of like a whiplash or whatnot,” fellow defensive end Jeremy Mincey told the team's official website. “I don’t know what’s going on, I don’t know the details. I just remember seeing him laying on the ground. We’re going to pray for him and his family and hope he heals up.”
Boatright spent most of 2014 on the Cowboys’ practice squad, but did register his first career tackle. He originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in 2013.
For now, the Cowboys are staying mum on his status.
“It’s unfair to say anything until we get a report on him, and so we’re just waiting on that report,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said.