Danny Coale's season over with ACL tear

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys' practice squad wide receiver Danny Coale's season has ended because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Coale, a fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, suffered the injury during the special teams’ portion of Thursday’s practice while covering a kickoff. He was not touched on the play and needed a cart to get him to the locker room.

He will undergo surgery in a few weeks and the normal recovery from a torn ACL is 6-9 months, which would allow Coale to possibly be back for the June mini-camp.

Coale’s rookie season started badly when he suffered a stress fracture in the first organized team activity that required surgery in the spring. He missed parts of training camp and also had a hamstring strain. He caught two passes for 21 yards in limited preseason work.

He was among the Cowboys' final cuts and has spent the season on the practice squad.