Martellus Bennett has high-ankle sprain

August, 27, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tight end Martellus Bennett left the Metrodome in a walking boot and didn't want to speak about the right high-ankle sprain he sustained in the Cowboys' preseason win.

Bennett injured his ankle on a running play in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings.

Bennett was having a productive training camp and earning the praise of the coaches and his teammates for his work. However, he has two dropped passes the last two weeks.

Bennett needed help off the field and was carted off to the locker room. He could not put any weight on his leg.

This is not the same ankle Bennett injured prior to the start of training camp last year. He sprained his left ankle while running routes in preparing for the start of the season.

Cornerback Alan Ball suffered an elbow injury in the first half while returning a blocked field goal 20 yards for a touchdown. The long-term status of Ball, who was also having a productive summer, will be determined Sunday.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick was dinged on a tackle but said after the game that he was OK.

Linebacker Orie Lemon was a late scratch for a sore hamstring. It was mainly a precautionary move.
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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