Around this time last year, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during an OTA workout, an injury from which he’s still recovering. But his rehab is going quite well.
Lee is still somewhat limited, per the team’s plan to bring him back gradually, but he anticipates being a full participant when training camp starts in late July--and if the Cowboys were playing a meaningful game tomorrow, he says, he’d be ready to play in it.
“I think I’m ready to go, full go,” Lee said, per the Dallas Morning News. “If I’m out there doing a drill or any part of practice, I feel completely comfortable. I feel like I could play again tomorrow if need be. They have a plan for me to progress a certain way to make sure I’m comfortable out there and I think it’s going really, really well. I think maybe next week we’ll see if I can progress and do some of the team periods and then by camp I’ll be doing everything.”
The thought of getting back on the field helped Lee work through a rehab process that he readily admits was taxing, both mentally and physically.
“It’s probably a combination of both,” Lee said. “It’s hard not to get discouraged during the rehab. It’s a long rehab. But I have such an unbelievable opportunity ahead of me to play for the Cowboys, to play with this type of team that this was my focus. Any time that discouragement started to creep in I would just focus on that.
“The injuries and all of that stuff, hopefully that’s in the past. That’s something you can’t focus on. You just have to focus on getting better.”