In an NFC Divisional Playoffs that saw a Philadelphia Eagles star play through cracked ribs, we also have learned that one of the Dallas Cowboys’ key players took things a step further during the playoffs by playing through a torn labrum.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, defensive tackle Antwaun Woods tore his labrum during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams. Rather than come out of the game, the 26-year-old stayed in and finished out his final game of the season.
#Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods tore his labrum during the second quarter of the #Rams game and had surgery today to repair it, source said. He played the rest of the game with the ailment. One of Dallas’ young talents on the mend.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2019
It’s moments like this that help a young player earn profound respect and admiration from his teammates and coaches. Woods already earned much of their respect with some of his play on the field this season and this should only strengthen that among his peers.
According to the report, Woods underwent surgery to repair the torn labrum on Thursday. Hopefully he is able to make a full recovery and be healthy for the final year of his contract before becoming a free agent in 2020.