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ESPN: Cowboys Rookie Tyler Smith Wouldn't Let Blount's Disease Slow His Rise

ESPN featured Cook Children's Lauren LaMont, M.D., in a story about Dallas Cowboys' offensive tackle and first-round pick Tyler Smith. Dr. LaMont was on Smith's care team after he was diagnosed with Blount's disease at 16 years old.

“When I first met Tyler and his mom, they let me know how important football was to Tyler,” LaMont told ESPN. “Had Tyler not had surgery, he would have been at higher risk for degenerative knee conditions to occur earlier in life and possibly shorten the time he could play football.”

Read the full story here.