Durant: Cowboys in Good Hands with Anthony Hitchens

Justin Durant suffered a season-ending bicep tear against the Redskins

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant underwent surgery on his torn biceps on Thursday, before heading to Valley Ranch to spend time with his teammates and tell reporters that the defense is in good hands with rookie Anthony Hitchens stepping into his old spot.

He has all the ability and he has young legs,”  Durant said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s going to be a force once he gets a little more experience.”

The torn biceps could have healed on its own, but Durant believed surgery was the best option moving forward. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

“I wasn’t going to be effective,” Durant said of his injury. “And the way that I play, it was going to be impossible for me to play with the type of tear that I have. The trainers talked to me about it and we decided that was the best thing to do.”

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