The pleasant surprise of 2013 for the Dallas Cowboys defense, defensive end George Selvie says he’s out of his sling and feeling good after undergoing what he calls the first major surgery of his career.
Down the stretch of last year, Selvie played through the shoulder injury, never missing any time. But once the season was done, Selvie thought it wise to go ahead and take care of the problem so it doesn’t linger into the future.
“It’s a long season, especially NFL or college too,” Selvie told 105.3-FM “The Fan” this week, via the team’s official website. “You’ve got to go and clean that stuff out or in the long run it’ll bother you. So that’s what I did.”
Cast off by the Buccaneers in camp last year, Selvie joined the Cowboys in Oxnard, CA and quickly impressed coaches with his work ethic. When the season came, he was one of the more consistent members of a wildly inconsistent and injury ravaged defense, finishing with 45 tackles (eight for a loss), seven sacks and a forced fumble.
Now, Selvie is hoping to build on his success in 2013, and to avoid the uncertainty he encountered in camp last year.
“I went with the Bucs during the free agency period. They let me go after two weeks,” Selvie said. “I didn’t go through OTAs, nothing. I was like, ‘This might be my last chance.’ I had to take my opportunity then. I was like, ‘I’m not going home.’”
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