October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee (50) during second half action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys news: Sean Lee expects to be ready for offseason program

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee missed a majority of the season with a number of injuries. The most severe setback for Lee was a sprained ligament in his neck in Week 14 that forced him to be shut down for the remainder of the year, but he is expected to be healthy heading into the offseason.

The good news for Lee is that the injury is not likely to require surgery, so he should be able to get back in the saddle for the offseason program despite being questionable.

Neck’s getting better,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News.  “It’s on its way. I should be ready to go. I think we’ll evaluate it more as the year goes on or the next couple months. But I should be ready for everything this off-season and be fine for next year. “

Lee’s durability has been a concern for Dallas, with the linebacker missing 15 of the team’s last 32 games.

When Lee is on the field, he is one of the most impressive linebackers in the league, but he needs to find a way to stay healthy and shed the injury prone label.

“Avoiding the injuries that I can control is what I’m going to try to do at all costs by making sure I am physically prepared for the season and physically prepared for every game,” Lee said. “After that, you have to go out there and play and hope you can stay healthy.”

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