Tight end John Phillips, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday night’s preseason game against Cincinnati, will have surgery to repair a torn ACL at the end of the month. He will spend the season on the injured reserve as he recovers, and is expected to return in time for the off-season conditioning program in 2011.
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that the surgery
from the western leg of their split camp in Oxnard, California, on August 28.
The reason for the wait?
One would think that the quicker the surgery happens, the quicker the task of recovery can begin; but with such a touchy injury as a torn ACL, the team prefers that the injured player takes time to strengthen the quadricep and allow the swelling in the knee to go down.
Meanwhile, as you may know if you frequent the site, Dallas faces the task of finding another healthy tight end as soon as possible, preferably before Thursday’s preseason game against Oakland. As of Monday morning, Jason Witten was the only healthy tight end on the roster.
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