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Cowboys OL Ty Nsekhe ruled out Sunday due to heat-related illness

Cowboys OL Ty Nsekhe ruled out Sunday due to heat-related illness
Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe is listed as the top right tackle on the depth chart, but won't play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif. Photo by Johnmaxmena2/Wikimedia Commons

Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will be without tackle Ty Nsekhe, who was hospitalized due to a heat-related illness, when they play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday.

McCarthy said Nsekhe was released from a local hospital Friday morning. He was admitted Thursday after practice in Frisco, Texas.

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"He suffered some heat illness symptoms after practice yesterday," McCarthy said. "The medical staff felt it was best that he spent the evening at the hospital."

Nsekhe, 35, joined the Cowboys in free agency this off-season. He played five snaps on special teams in the Cowboys season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

Nsekhe is listed as the starting right tackle on the Cowboys depth chart, but is a journeyman backup. La'El Collins, the team's normal starting right tackle, was suspended last week for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Terence Steele and Brandon Knight are among the players available who could fill at at right tackle in Week 2. The Cowboys face the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

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