Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick’s rehab is going swimmingly, but he’s not about to rush his return at this stage in his career.
For that reason, Scandrick has his sights set on the opening of training camp 2016 in Oxnard, CA for his return. That means he will not participate in any organized team activities or mini-camps, which are generally considered a lot less crucial for seasoned veterans like, for one, Scandrick.
“I’ll be back there for training camp, but I have nothing to gain from going to OTAs,” Scandrick told the team’s official website. “I have everything to lose. I anticipate me being healthy, but I’m not going to get in live drills and run around with shorts. I’m expecting to be there for camp. They said it’s a 10-12 month rehab. I haven’t suffered any setbacks. I look forward to it.”
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Scandrick suffered the injury, a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, in camp last year—so if he returns when camp opens, that puts his recovery time at about a calendar year. But Scandrick says he still isn’t working off any concrete timetable.
“I really don’t have a schedule because I got hurt in training camp,” Scandrick said. “It’ll be a full year before I play a game. We really haven’t talked about a timetable. We just talked about different stages of the process.”