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The hits keep coming for the Dallas Cowboys.
Linebacker Anthony Hitchens pulled his groin and had an early exit in Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hitchens left in the second half and had a noticeable limp leaving the locker room. He said he’ll undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on Monday morning.
“Hitch has got a groin pull,” owner Jerry Jones said afterward.
It’s a setback for the Cowboys who are entering a short week with their Thanksgiving Day contest against the Los Angeles Chargers coming up on Thursday.
Hitchens is the guy the Cowboys are counting in to fill the void left by Sean Lee, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Hitchens started at weakside linebacker against the Eagles with Justin Durant and Jaylon Smith splitting snaps at middle linebacker.
If Hitchens isn’t able to go on Thursday, the Cowboys would have significant issues among the linebacker corps. They ideally wouldn’t play Durant and Smith the entire game, if possible.
Lee is expected to miss the next game, and could possibly be out the next two.
For Hitchens, it’s another frustrating injury. He had never missed a game in college or the NFL with an injury until sustaining a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee in the preseason that sidelined him for the first four games.