For the second year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys’ selected a linebacker with first round talent and questionable knees with their second round selection. Last year, it was Sean Lee out of Penn State; this year, Bruce Carter, out of North Carolina.
Like Lee, there’s no question surrounding Carter’s talent, but a good deal of concern surrounding his health--concerns that in all likelihood allowed Dallas to land the former Tar Heel in the second round of April’s draft. Carter suffered a torn ACL in a game last November which kept him out for the rest of the season.
Carter joined the Galloway and Company Show on ESPN Radio this week, where he said he was nearing full health, though not quite there yet.
“The knee’s doing well,” Carter said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’d probably say to myself that I’m about 85 percent. I will say that I am full speed, I’ve been cutting, it’s just kind of more like a mental thing more than it is physical. Just trying to get my feeling back and I feel pretty good about it. I’m ready to go.
"As soon as I get into Dallas I’m sure they’ll have some things for me to do and we can just work this whole thing out. I’m excited to get down there and show everybody what I can do.”
Carter was then asked, if there was a game next week, whether he would be available.
“It would be a game time decision,” he said.
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