Ehinger (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Ehinger was placed on injured reserve last week, a disappointing reality for the offensive lineman, as he will now miss 42 of his first 48 career games. However, successful surgery is a step in the right direction, as he'll begin recovering in an effort to take the field again next season.
Ehinger (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The exact nature of his injury isn't clear, but this is nonetheless a brutal development for Ehinger. The offensive lineman missed all but one game in 2017 due to a torn ACL he sustained in 2016, and he's now slated to miss 42 of the first 48 games of his career.
Ehinger, who was traded to the Cowboys last week in exchange for cornerback Charvarius Ward, suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's practice. The 2016 fourth-rounder is reportedly considered day-to-day, but Dallas is nonetheless working out fellow O-line option Xavier Su'a-Filo. If Ehinger is able to get healthy, he stands to play a key rotational role in the Cowboys' interior offensive line.
The fourth-round pick in 2016 played sparingly for the Chiefs last year after recovering from an ACL tear, but he did start four games as a rookie. With Joe Looney starting at center for Dallas while Travis Frederick (illness) is out, Ehinger could be a key backup on the interior of the offensive line.
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