Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne is preparing to take the first steps on a long road to recovery from a torn patellar tendon.
Claiborne suffered the injury in the Week 2 victory over the St. Louis Rams--the game in which he recorded his first interception of the season--and underwent surgery shortly thereafter. He was back at Valley Ranch on Thursday, where he’ll attempt to work back one step at a time.
“I’m at this point where I have to do this rehab and mainly I want to walk again, so that’s my main focus is not about football,” Claiborne said, per ESPN Dallas. “It’s not about anything. It’s about walking so I can go out and play with my son.”
The former sixth overall pick has been hampered by injuries since coming to the Cowboys in 2012, but that doesn’t make his prolonged absence from the team any easier, especially on Sundays.
“I find myself on game day, sometimes sitting there in sweats, shaking, I have to get up and find something else to do,” Claiborne said. “But it’s for a reason. I don’t know, but I’m going to wait it out and do whatever I can to get myself back and to come back even stronger.”
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