Amobi Okoye’s return to football will have to wait.
According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys have opted against activating Okoye from the non-football injury list, meaning he will not be eligible to play this year. Thursday, 21 days after he began practicing with the team, marked the deadline for them to make the call--add Okoye to the 53-man roster, cut him or keep him on the aforementioned reserve list.
Okoye missed all of 2013 with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare and very serious brain condition.
“I am definitely ready to go and play, but it’s all left to what they think upstairs,” Okoye said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Okoye, who was signed back in May, still has another year on his two-year deal with Dallas.
“For someone who has gone through what I’ve gone through, you just soak in every minute and moment that you have,” Okoye said. “I feel like when I get a chance to do what I do, I do it to my best.”
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