Admittedly, Marcus Spears returning in time for the regular season opener in Washington is the best case scenario, but that’s exactly what the veteran defensive end is working toward. Spears sprained a ligament in his left knee last Thursday and was initially projected to miss 4-6 weeks.
If it takes the full six weeks, Spears would miss the first two regular season games. With back-ups Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher impressing coaches in his absence, Spears is intent on getting back on the field as soon as possible.
“I'm doing everything to make it,” Spears said, per the Dallas Morning News.
The 2005 first round pick usually approaches this sort of setback with easy stoicism, so it’s no surprise that he’s not panicking now. Spears admits some frustration over the injury, but understands that the occasional injury is par for the course for the NFL.
“It's disappointing not to play,” Spears said. “But I don't get down in the dumps about much, unless it's something with my family. Every year somebody goes through this. I try to find the positive in it.”
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