Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will play against the Miami Dolphins Sunday after missing last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion.
Lee suffered the concussion against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 8. He was held out of the Buccaneers game as a precaution because it was his second concussion of the season.
Lee will wear a new helmet in hopes of protecting him against future head injuries.
“I feel great. I’m excited to get back on the field and play with the guys,” Lee said. “I haven’t had very many symptoms since after the concussion.”
Lee said he appreciates the stance league is taking with concussions and the concern for a player’s health. But he is not worried about this affecting him long term.
“It’s frustrating obviously because you want to be out there and want to play but it’s the right move to make, especially being that it’s my second concussion, just trying to protect me for the long term,” Lee said. “You still got to go hit and tackle the right way, with the right form. There are certain things you’re not going to be able to avoid. I think if you try to play a different way, it would lead to more injuries.
“There is obviously some risk, but I think it’s a safe game. I think if you play it the right way, you’re all right.”