Dallas Cowboys' Gerald Sensabaugh (43) and Sam Hurd (17) during the team's NFL football training camp in San Antonio, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh, who has missed a little over a week with a broken thumb suffered in the Denver game, believes he will be available when Dallas returns from their bye week to play Atlanta at home on October 25, according to the Dallas Morning News.
"I should be able to go," he said in the report. "Tuesday I'm going to the doctor to get some kind of cast thing put on where I can practice the whole week and then I'm going to cut that off where I can wear something else for the game. I'm thinking I'll be able to play next week."
Sensabaugh was originally expected to only miss a game with the fractured thumb--which is the amount of time he missed in college after suffering the same injury, and having a metal plate inserted in the thumb. But after having surgery last Monday to remove the plate (and add some screws), reports surfaced that he could miss up to a month.
"It's pretty comfortable," Sensabaugh continued. "A lot of the swelling went down. I'm just wearing this brace so I don't bump it on anything. It's coming along well. It's feeling pretty well and I have pretty much no pain right now and I'm able to move my thumb a little bit."