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Report: Left Guard Kyle Kosier Injures Knee reports that Kyle Kosier, the starting left guard for the Dallas Cowboys, “apparently suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee during Wednesday morning’s practice and could miss four to six weeks.”

Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips looked at the bright side.

“When it’s not a season-ending injury it makes you feel better,” Phillips said. “These guys are going to come back. We’d like to have them all right now, but we don’t. That’s part of what goes on. … If it’s similar to Spears, that’d be fine. If it’s less than that, it’d be great.”

Brandon Worley of Blogging The Boys assesses the injury’s roster impact.

The lack of true depth on the offensive line is now going to be severely tested after Kyle Kosier reportedly sprained his right knee and could miss four to six weeks with the injury. Montrae Holland will replace Kosier in the lineup. For at least the rest of the preseason, the Cowboys will be playing without their starting offensive line.

The injury also affects the backup center position as Kosier was the planned backup to Andre Gurode this season. Phil Costa will now serve as the backup center after taking the 3rd string position from Travis Bright.

For everything Dallas Cowboys, head over to SB Nation’s Blogging The Boys.

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