The end to Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee's 2012 season is now official, as the team moved Lee to injured reserve on Wednesday, according to a tweet by NFL reporter Adam Caplan. Lee's toe injury was reported to require surgery and be season-ending on Tuesday.
Lee sprained his right toe midway through the third quarter of the Cowboys' 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers last weekend, an injury which at first wasn't expected to cost Lee any time. The middle linebacker leads the team in tackles. Fellow Penn State-product Dan Conner is expected to replace Lee in the starting linebacker.