For the second time in two years, the Dallas Cowboys’ second round pick is a linebacker working to overcome knee issues. Last year, it was Sean Lee out of Penn State; this year, it’s Bruce Carter out of North Carolina, who is recovering from a torn ACL, suffered eight months ago.
Lee was slowed throughout training camp and did not play in the preseason, and it appears that this will be the case for Carter as well. According to a report by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Carter will almost certainly miss the entire slate of preseason games as he rehabs the bum knee.
Whether he will be healthy enough to make the 53-man roster in week one is another issue. He could open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Either way, it appears that the Cowboys’ staff won’t know until next month.
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