Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer was forced to leave Sunday’s practice with a bone bruise on the same left knee that troubled him through most of the offseason, and as he prepares to sit for the second consecutive day, Spencer admits that the injury--its location in particular--is somewhat worrisome.
"It's concerning to me," Spencer said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It's bothering me right now. I really don't know what else to do, so I'm taking it day by day."
Spencer said he could feel some pain in the knee during the team’s conditioning test, but it wasn’t until the injury was aggravated during practice that the veteran was forced to leave the field. Admittedly (and obviously), Spencer would prefer to get in as many reps as possible as he prepares for his first season in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 scheme, but he’s confident he’ll be ready to jump right back in as soon as his body will allow him.
“The defense, it’s not too complicated. It’s straightforward,” Spencer said. “It’s all the stuff we’ve put in during OTAs, mini-camps, so I know the plays. I know what’s going on. Just doing it and repping it is the biggest thing I’m worried about right now.”
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