The Dallas Cowboys only sustained one injury in their preseason opener with the Raiders in Oakland on Monday night, but as a result of this injury, they’ll be without rookie linebacker Kyle Wilber for the next 3-4 weeks.
It was announced shortly after the game that Wilber had suffered a broken thumb in the first half, an injury that will most likely require surgery. Wilber had only recently returned from a fractured index finger, suffered during rookie mini-camp, that forced him to miss most of the team’s offseason workouts.
The broken thumb cut short what was a pretty impressive preseason debut for the fourth round pick out of Wake Forest. He had a hit on the quarterback and provided consistent pressure off the edge for the short time that he was in.
“It was alright, but it’s not the best that I can do,” Wilber said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I can definitely do better. I made some mistakes mentally. Physically, I didn’t set the edge real well.”
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