Dallas Cowboys OL Ty Nsekhe hospitalized with heat-related illness, out Sunday

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FRISCO (Texas) -- Ty Nsekhe, an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, spent Thursday night in a local hospital. He was taken by ambulance from practice due to heat-related illness. He will not be playing Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Mike McCarthy, Coach, said that Nsekhe has been released from the hospital since his first year as part of the team.

McCarthy stated that McCarthy was referred to by his medical team as "the best option" because he would spend the night in hospital.

After Thursday's practice, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott were talking to media. A Frisco ambulance arrived at The Star's back entrance and Nsekhe was helped by EMTs.

This scene was alarming, especially considering what happened to the Cowboys last season when Markus Paul, strength and conditioning coach, collapsed in his weight-room office and then died two days later.

McCarthy stated that McCarthy believes heat problems can be uncomfortable at any time. "Dehydration is uncomfortable when someone needs an IV. There are men who may cramp up after hot practice, but it is not a comfortable feeling.

Terence Steele will replace La'el Collins who was suspended last Wednesday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Brandon Knight will be the backup tackle.

Nsekhe's illness continues the Cowboys' poor run since their season-opening loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Collins was also suspended. Damontae Kazee, the starting safety, was also added to the injury reports with a thigh issue that restricted his practice time on Thursday. Donovan Wilson (the other starting safety) has been unable to practice this week due to a groin strain.

DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive end, broke his foot during practice on Wednesday. On Thursday, he had surgery and was put on injured reserve. However, he is expected back this season. Wide receiver Michael Gallup (calf), was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Defensive end Randy Gregory is currently on reserve/COVID-19 and is not expected to play against Chargers.


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