Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith was already a long shot to play in 2016, but based on the latest information it’s looking like a sure bet he will not.

Ed Werder of ESPN is reporting Smith’s injured nerve has shown “no significant improvement” and notes “playing in 2016 seems unlikely.”

Dallas took a risk drafting Smith at the top of the second round (No. 34 overall). Before the knee injury that knocked him out of the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, he was on top of many an NFL draft guru’s big board, so the risk could pay off in a major way if his nerve does heal properly.