Kyle Wilber, a linebacker and fourth round pick out of Wake Forest in last month’s draft, left coaches impressed with his performance in the team’s rookie mini-camp two weeks ago. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the rookie mini-camp left Wilber with a fractured right index finger.
The injury required surgery, and Wilber has been seen this week sporting a large white cast on his right hand, but the rookie isn’t all that worried about the injury.
“I don’t think it will affect me too much,” said Wilber, per ESPN Dallas. “The coaches will make sure I stay in my playbook and as soon as the pins are removed I’ll get back to physical activity. ... I might be a little behind but I’m sure the strength coaches and my coaches will push me to catch back up with the team.”
Wilber will likely miss out on football activities until training camp in July, but he’s expected to have the pins in his finger removed in a couple weeks, allowing him to rejoin the team’s offseason conditioning program.
“It’s fine,” Wilber said. “I’m just ready for this cast to come off.”
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