Trevon Diggs is an American football player who currently plays as a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL).
He was born on September 20, 1997, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and played college football at the University of Alabama.
Diggs was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he quickly made an impact in his rookie season.
In 2020, he started in 11 games and recorded three interceptions, 14 passes defended, and 58 tackles.
He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November 2020 and was also named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.
In the 2021 season, Diggs has continued to impress, recording two interceptions in the first two games of the season.
He is considered one of the rising stars in the NFL and is expected to have a bright future in the league.
Trevon Diggs injury
Diggs suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during practice on September 21, 2023, per Pro Football Network.
The injury occurred during practice and was confirmed by an MRI.
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a ligament in the knee that helps stabilize the joint.
A torn ACL is a serious injury that often requires surgery and a long recovery period.
The injury is a significant blow to the Cowboys, as Diggs is one of their top defensive players.
He had been off to a strong start in the 2023 season, with 2 interceptions and 6 passes defended in the first two games.
The team has not yet announced a timetable for his return, but he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Diggs’ injury is a reminder of the risks that NFL players face every time they step onto the field.
Despite advances in equipment and safety protocols, injuries are still a common occurrence in football, and players must be prepared to deal with the physical toll of the sport.
Trevon Diggs replacement
According to various sources, including Sports Illustrated and The Spun, Dallas Cowboys plan to replace Diggs in the starting lineup with DaRon Bland, who is currently the team’s nickelback.
Bland is expected to take Diggs’ spot outside, with veteran Jourdan Lewis moving into the nickelback role.
Other potential replacements for Diggs include Jourdan Lewis and Anthony Brown, according to Pro Football Network.
However, it appears that the Cowboys will give Bland the first shot at filling Diggs’ shoes.
It remains to be seen how effective Bland and the other potential replacements will be in replacing Diggs, who was off to a strong start in the 2023 season before his injury.
However, the Cowboys will need to find a way to shore up their defense in order to remain competitive without one of their top players.