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Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer isn’t too concerned about hamstring injury

Ryan Switzer sustained a hamstring injury during Thursday’s practice.
Ryan Switzer sustained a hamstring injury during Thursday’s practice. AP

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer went down with a hamstring injury during Thursday’s practice. He doesn’t think it’s too serious.

“I know my body well,” Switzer said. “Hopefully it is day to day.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team didn’t know the extent of the injury during his news conference.

Switzer injured it on a catch-and-run during the practice portion of the day.

“I just kind of got jerked in the wrong direction when I was trying to accelerate,” Switzer said. “That’s all. Nothing big.”

Switzer, 22, said he has never dealt with a hamstring injury before.

The Cowboys used their fourth-round pick to draft Switzer out of North Carolina to jumpstart their return game. He’ll also be used as a slot receiver.

Switzer returned seven punts for touchdowns in his college career, including tying the NCAA single-season record with five in 2013.

Along with Switzer, defensive tackle Maliek Collins has also been injured early on in camp. Collins was held out of Thursday’s practice after going down with a hip flexor injury on Wednesday.

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