An unfortunate part of the game of football that we all love is that injuries occur throughout the constant collisions in a given game. Arguably no team knows this better than the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.
One part of the Cowboys team that has been massively beaten up this season is their secondary. Dallas played their game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals without Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, Donovan Wilson, and Chidobe Awuzie, although the latter was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, not an injury situation.
At points in the game it seemed like the Cowboys might be down players like Rashard Robinson and Saivion Smith. Both ultimately were fine, but Saivion emerged with quite the story.
Saivion Smith broke his hand and returned to the game in Cincinnati
A few hours into the game the Cowboys saw Saivion Smith exit with a hand injury. His return was even listed as questionable. Ultimately his ailment did not prove to be enough to keep him out as he returned.
Monday morning brought the news that Smith actually broke his hand. Not only did he return to the game in question, but it is possible that he might not miss any time going forward according to NFL Network.
#Cowboys CB Saivion Smith, who impressed in coverage yesterday, broke his hand midway through the game... and came back and played, source said. He may not even miss time.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2020
This is certainly an impressive physical feat. Time will tell as to whether the Cowboys get Awuzie or Brown back for their Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers. For now it appears that all is relatively well and that Saivion Smith is going to press forward.