Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the NFL season after tearing a patellar tendon in his left knee.
Claiborne went down during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and MRI scans confirmed the worst, with the 24-year-old requiring surgery after just four games this season.
"Mo's been dealing with a lot of different things from a physical standpoint," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "This is another one of those things.
"He's going to get the surgery done and he's going to come back stronger and better than ever."
Garrett added: "Obviously, he's disappointed.
"Mo Claiborne's going to be a good player in this league.
"There's no doubt in my mind about that. Everybody around him I think believes that. He"s working hard to get there."