He sustained the injury during 1-on-1 drills, according to multiple reports.
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“Cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a left knee injury during today’s practice. A subsequent MRI was performed that confirmed a torn ACL. A timetable for Diggs’ return to play has not been established, but he is currently projected to miss the remainder of…
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 21, 2023
The news comes after the All-Pro corner was seen on crutches following practice and underwent an MRI.
Thank you for all the prayers and I appreciate everyone for checking on me!
This is just God’s Plan. I will be back and better!
— SEVEN (@TrevonDiggs) September 21, 2023
I am my brothers keeper! I got you 7! No more need to be said! 🦁🦅 pic.twitter.com/8ujEMegYuP
— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) September 21, 2023
Diggs and the Cowboys reportedly agreed to a five-year, $97 million contract extension in July. The deal, which could be worth up to $104 million, was structured to keep him in Dallas through the 2028 season.
He turned 25 Wednesday and snagged his first interception of the season in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the New York Jets last weekend. In a defense that has allowed just 10 points over its 2-0 start, Diggs was expected to play a continued key role. Over the first two games, he contributed to three of the team's seven defensive takeaways, adding a forced fumble, three passes defended and four tackles.
The team believed Stephon Gilmore and Diggs were primed to become the NFL's best cornerback duo, and now will go without half of that pair. Gilmore, who Dallas traded for this spring, was mentoring Diggs on everything from diet to keys to longevity in the league. Diggs was poised to take that advice en route to his big goals for the season, including making it to the Super Bowl and joining Parsons as awardees at NFL Honors.
Diggs joined the Cowboys as a 2020 second-round draft pick. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2021 with 11. Over 47 career games and 46 starts, he has a total of 18 picks. He was named to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons.