Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett suffered a devastating injury at practice on Monday. The 10-year Cardinal had to be carted off the field and it was later confirmed he had tore his ACL and would need season-ending surgery.
It will be impossible to measure how much of a loss Dockett -- one of the leaders and most out-spoken Cardinals -- will be.
Dockett took to Twitter late Monday to express his thanks for the early support he has received and to let his team know he'll be there for them the best he can.
Thank you all for your support & get well wishes. I really do appreciate it. This will be a tough road to recovery but I been through worst.— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) August 19, 2014
I'll be back better than ever. To the cardinal fans & Dockett fans I love you all. I'll make sure I never forget y'all on this journey! #90— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) August 19, 2014
And to my teammates & coaches y'all know ill be there with y'all through the up and downs. Loyalty trust & respect. Love y'all! #weallwegot— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) August 19, 2014