La’el Collins has been out since before the 2020 season began with a hip injury. He was placed on injured reserve but was eligible to come off the list this week. That didn’t happen and all week long we’ve heard whispers about possible surgery. According to a source talking to Jane Slater, that is what will happen.
#Cowboys T La’el Collins will now have surgery Wednesday to address the hip injury per source. The pain became intolerable despite him wanting to play through it. I’m told this now means he’s out for the season.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 3, 2020
Not only will Collins reportedly have surgery, but it looks like he could miss the whole season. This represents quite a change from a few weeks ago when it was thought that Collins would return to the field sometime after coming off injured reserve.
The Cowboys have used both Terence Steele and Brandon Knight as tackles this season with the injuries to Tyron Smith and Collins. Smith looks like he will return this week so either Knight or Steele will continue to play in Collins’ absence.
This is a major blow to the Cowboys offensive line as Collins had really turned a corner and turned into a top-level right tackle.