Tuinei Will Sit Out Two to Four Weeks
Pro Bowl offensive tackle Mark Tuinei will be out two to four weeks after rupturing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, Dallas Cowboy trainer Jim Maurer said Tuesday.
Tuinei was injured Monday in a 31-7 exhibition loss to New England. Backup receiver Orande Gadsden is out indefinitely and may need surgery after fracturing an orbital bone near his right eye.
Meanwhile, the man whose hidden-camera footage of Michael Irvin fueled a drug scandal around the Cowboy receiver was ordered to serve 30 days in jail for violating a judge’s gag order. Dennis Pedini, 30, was cited for contempt June 4 for giving an interview and providing hidden-camera video of Irvin to the syndicated television show “Hard Copy.” State district Judge Manny Alvarez also fined Pedini $500.
Cedric Jones, the New York Giants’ first-round draft choice and the fifth overall selection, left practice after being poked in the same eye that underwent a cornea transplant in December.
The defensive end was in a pass rushing drill against Jerry Reynolds when the backup tackle poked Jones’ left eye.
Jones, Oklahoma’s career sack leader, had the cornea transplant to correct a birth defect.