The Dallas Cowboys defense took a lot of hits and were marred by injuries during the 2013 season. One of those was defensive leader and middle linebacker Sean Lee who tore a ligament in his neck. Now almost a month and a half after the Cowboys’ season has ended, Lee still isn’t cleared by the medical staff.
From ESPN Dallas:
Two months after suffering a torn ligament in his neck, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has not been fully cleared by the team’s medical staff.
Lee, who has been rehabbing and working out at Valley Ranch since the season ended, said the neck has improved and he is feeling healthy. The Cowboys open their official offseason program on April 21.
Of course there is no rush for Lee to return, but it could be indicative of a more serious injury. Lee’s comments seem to indicate that it they’re being as cautious as possible.
“I’m working all the neck exercises,” Lee said. “I think it was just having time to heal, allowing that ligament to heal, and it takes a certain amount of time. I think we’re on the path to where it’s pretty much there.”