Since suffering a high ankle sprain in practice two weeks ago, Cowboys’ rookie receiver Dez Bryant has been sporting a cumbersome walking boot on his left leg. Per ESPNDallas.com, that boot will be removed on Saturday, signaling a sort of milestone in Bryant's recovery, which is expected to take at least a couple more weeks.
At this rate, Bryant will be back in time for the regular season opener on September 12 in Washington, which was thought unlikely when he first went down, near the beginning of training camp. Jerry Jones hinted that Bryant’s youth and athleticism could lead to a shorter recovery time than was expected shortly after the injury, and it appears now that he was right.
The Cowboys’ first round selection at 24th overall, Bryant has drawn high praise and, to be certain, high expectations from all those surrounding him. These expectations will quite literally take form on the Oklahoma State product’s back in his rookie season, as he was given the vaunted no. 88 jersey, previously worn by franchise legends Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson.
Bryant will begin rehabbing the ankle on Saturday, when Dallas begins practice in Oxnard, California, the final leg of this year’s traveling training camp.
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