Leighton Vander Esch Out for the remaining of Season, and Undergo Neck Surgery
- Electronic sports throne, gamers become hot jobs with degrees and income up to thousands of dollars
- Texas Health Officials To Report The Third Vaping-Related Death
- Pier 1 Imports with their plan to close 450 stores
- Texans, Vikings – Work OT to Advance in NFL Playoffs
According to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Leighton Vander Esch will undergo neck surgery and he will be out for the rest of the season.
Garrett confirmed that the linebacker underwent an evaluation on Monday and doctors determined that a minor surgery was necessary for him.
Vander Esch did miss the better part of 7 games this season because of his neck issues.
On Monday, Garrett said that Leighton did a really good job when he was healthy, that he was a good football player and Garrett continued to grow him from his experience last year. Obviously he did a lot of good things as a rookie and they felt like Leighton got better.
Although Vander Esch was named the Pro Bowl last season, he was forced to sit out the last 5 games. Unfortunately, he hasn’t played as much as Dallas Cowboys expected and has been dealing with the neck injury. Garrett considered that this was the right thing for Esch’s career, and they did believe he would be back healthy and ready to play at a really high level.
Garrett added that Vander Esch would be placed on the injured reserve list.