Cowboys’ punter Mat McBriar underwent successful surgery to dissolve a cyst just below his left knee on Tuesday, and is expected to recover fully in time for training camp.
In a Twitter post yesterday, McBriar’s wife Erin said, per ESPN Dallas, "Mat's surgery was a success and they expect him to make a full recovery!!”
A two-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, McBriar developed drop-foot during the 2011 season as a result of nerve damage in his left (plant) leg. He struggled to play through the injury, but was finally placed on injured reserve prior to the team’s season finale against the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
In that game, McBriar was replaced by Chris Jones.
McBriar is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and as he continues in his recovery, his future with Dallas is unclear.
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