Crawford Hoping to be Pain-Free by Training Camp

Tyrone Crawford missed the 2013 season due to a torn Achilles suffered in training camp

Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford suffered a torn Achilles on the first day of training camp, 2013, ending his season before it ever got started. A little under a year later, Crawford says his left leg is structurally fine, but he admits experiencing some pain through the first couple weeks of OTAs.

“It’s still sore, but that’s getting used to being at practice and going up against an offensive lineman,” Crawford said, per the Dallas Morning News. “[It’s] definitely weaker than I expected it would be at this point, and sometimes I try to put my foot down and it doesn’t hold as well as I want it to.”

The good news is, Crawford hasn’t had any setbacks--so by the time training camp opens next month in Oxnard, CA., after giving the leg some time to get stronger, he’s hopeful that he’ll be more or less pain-free.

“I’m just going to get through OTAs, make sure I’m feeling good through OTAs, make sure I get with my trainers and keep doing my rehab,” Crawford said. “Hopefully I feel good by training camp.”

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