Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs tore his ACL during Thursday’s practice and will be out for the rest of this season. Check it out here

Trevon Diggs tears ACL in practice, projected to miss rest of season

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs injured a knee in practice Thursday and was set for an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

Diggs was seen leaving the team’s headquarters on crutches. The 2021 All-Pro had his first interception of the season in last week’s 30-10 victory over the Jets.

According to the Cowboys organization, Diggs tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2023 season.

“Cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a left knee injury during today’s practice,” a statement from the Cowboys reads. “A subsequent MRI was performed that confirmed a torn ACL. A timetable for Diggs’ return to play has not been established, but he is currently projected to miss the remainder of the current season.”

Diggs is tied for the NFL lead with 18 interceptions since entering the league in 2020.

Also Diggs took to social media Thursday to thank everyone for their prayers, adding he “will be back and better!”  

Diggs signed a $97 million, five-year contract extension at the start of training camp. The Cowboys drafted the former Alabama player in the second round in 2020.

Trevon Diggs, who tied a franchise record with 11 interceptions in 2021, was off to a strong start in his first season with 2019 AP Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore starting on the opposite side.

 Through two games, Diggs had an NFL-best 1.0 passer rating against when targeted.

Diggs is the second Dallas starter to get injured in practice since the regular season started. Left guard Tyler Smith injured a hamstring before the opener and is expected to make his season debut Sunday at Arizona.

Trevon Diggs tears ACL in practice, projected to miss rest of season

Without Diggs, second-year player DaRon Bland is the likely starter opposite Gilmore with Jourdan Lewis playing in the slot. Lewis made his 2023 debut last week after missing most of last season with a broken foot.

Noah Igbinoghene, a 2020 first-round pick by Miami, is another option after joining the Cowboys in a preseason trade.

By Rishabh

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