Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee underwent successful surgery to repair his torn left ACL, head coach Jason Garrett said on Thursday.
“We got him all cleaned up and he will be back doing his rehab before you know it and he will be back playing before you know it,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Lee suffered the injury during a non-contact workout on May 27, the first day of OTAs. This pretty much certainly means Lee won’t return to the field until 2015, but like Garrett and the rest of the Cowboys staff and front office, head athletic trainer Jim Maurer is optimistic.
“I have already told [Lee], ‘We’re going to be fine,’” Maurer said. “You’re going to play for six more years. This ACL--we’re going to get this fixed. ... Sean is one guy that will do whatever it takes to get back.”
If Lee does end up missing the entire 2014 campaign, he will have missed 34 games over his first five seasons in the NFL.
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