Zack Martin suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday night's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Dallas Cowboys' star offensive lineman had to leave the game with an apparent knee injury.
Here is the latest on the status of the All-Pro lineman.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game that Martin was scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday. Jones did not expect Martin's injury to be serious.
"I'm not thinking that Zack is problematic here," Jones told reporters.
ESPN NFL insider Todd Archer is now reporting that Martin suffered a hyperextended knee. It's unclear how significant an injury that is.
Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin suffered a hyperextended left knee during Saturday's preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a source told ESPN, but he will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm.
Martin suffered the injury in the second quarter, when Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick went low and saw his helmet hit Martin in the knee. Martin got up slowly and limped to the sideline. He did not return to the game.
Martin and his teammates appeared optimistic about the injury both during and after the game.
The offensive lineman signed a six-year extension this offseason that included $40 million in guaranteed money. He has not missed a game in four seasons and has been named a first-team All-Pro player twice during that time.
Martin is unarguably one of the best linemen in the NFL. It would be a massive loss for the Cowboys if he were to miss an extended period of time.
The Cowboys are set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 9 against Carolina. Stay tuned for an official Zack Martin injury update from Dallas.