After a couple weeks of not saying much of anything about the status of linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a torn ACL on the first day of OTAs, head coach Jason Garrett said this week that Lee will undergo surgery on Thursday, June 12.
The Cowboys, not surprisingly, have stood by their defensive captain since the injury occurred. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said Sean Lee was the last person he’d ever bet against, and Garrett echoed this sentiment
“Sean’s had to deal with injuries through college and also here in the NFL and he really does everything he can to get himself ready to play,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “Unfortunately he’s had to deal with a few of these things but he’s as mentally tough an individual as I’ve ever been around. So whatever the circumstances are he always puts his best foot forward and strives to be his best. Don’t anticipate this being any different.”
In the meantime, Lee returned to Valley Ranch the day after the injury and--leader that he is--has been working with the young linebackers vying to replace him.
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