The Dallas Cowboys still haven’t been afforded a look at Morris Claiborne on the practice field at Valley Ranch, almost a month after selecting him out of LSU in the first round, as he recovers from offseason wrist surgery--but the day could be coming around this time next month.
Claiborne told reporters recently that he was aiming to be back in time for the mandatory mini-camp that runs from June 12-14.
"I hope to be fully recovered and ready for that," said Claiborne, who had the pins in his wrist removed and a hard cast replaced with a soft one last week, per ESPN Dallas. Even with a soft cast though, Claiborne can’t take part in much, even conditioning. The layoff, during which he’s been limited to “mental reps” has left the rookie understandably frustrated.
"I'm so eager and ready," Claiborne said. "It's hard just sitting there, watching, knowing you can do it but you've just got one small thing wrong with you holding you back. But I'm looking forward to it and trying to push that up."
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