One of the more electrifying players so far throughout training camp has been cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.
Chido is making his mark on the position, and he’s impressing everyone around him. Kris Richard referred to Chido as a “cerebral player” and that level of intellect has been apparent over two weeks into camp.
It’s been a different camp for the now-number-24 Chido because a year ago when he was a rookie he was not only wearing number 33, but he was dealing with hamstring issues that plagued him all year. Unfortunately Chido is a little nicked up entering the first week of the preseason.
Chidobe Awuzie came up limping after this rep yesterday. He was at today’s morning walk-through wearing a left knee sleeve but wasn’t working with the first-team. Anthony Brown went with the ones in his place pic.twitter.com/RdTpQKr8ZD— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 5, 2018
Chido Awuzie had a wrap on his knee at walkthrough this morning and didn’t participate. Jason Garrett talks shortly, so I’m sure we’ll hear something #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 5, 2018
Jason Garrett confirms it’s a knee injury for Chido Awuzie. Says it doesn’t appear to be a big issue. “We think he’s gonna be alright. We’ll take his situation day-by-day.” #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 5, 2018
It’s not like Awuzie was likely going to get any serious playing time on Thursday in San Francisco, but this is at the very least concerning. So far the Cowboys have gone relatively unscathed throughout camp, Chido is one of the first injuries to a starter, if you even want to call it that.
Dallas has shown that they are not afraid to give a guy rest during camp when he’s ailing. As Chido is expected to be a big part of the defense and Kris Richard’s secondary, they’ll likely take every precaution that they can here.
Rest up, Chido. Get yourself right.