Dallas Knew Spencer Might Need Second Surgery

The Cowboys have known there was a possibility that Anthony Spencer would need a second surgery for awhile now

Season-ending microfracture surgery has been a possibility for defensive end Anthony Spencer for quite some time now, according to Spencer’s agent, Jordan Woy.

Spencer had arthroscopic knee surgery back in late July, and missed all of training camp and the preseason. He was held out of the season-opener against the Giants, played on a limited basis in the loss to the Chiefs and--after suffering a setback in the days leading up to the Rams game--was inactive for Week Three.

Then owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3-FM The Fan Tuesday morning that Spencer had had yet another setback, and would likely require season-ending microfracture surgery.

“It came up early in the process that there was a possibility but there was a hope by doing the scope that everything could be repaired and everything would be good,” Woy said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It stems from the original injury and it got a little bit worse.”

Woy went on to say that, after talking to Dr. Dan Cooper, he believes shutting down Spencer now is the best option for his future--the best way to avoid any long-term effects.

“He’s indicated he doesn’t have any issues or problems with him coming back 100 percent and being able to play,” Woy said. “I don’t see that being the case at all affecting him long term. It’s one of those things if he goes out and plays on it this year it could cause more damage that would affect him long term.”

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