Dallas Cowboys 7th round rookie linebacker from Montana Caleb McSurdy was carted off the field yesterday with a torn Achilles tendon he ruptured during practice. He will undergo surgery this Friday.
While his recovery will be a long and difficult one, it’s not impossible, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
“It is a tough injury,” Garrett said. “One of the things that young players, and really all players need to understand is all they can do is control what they can control. In his case, go get the surgery. Do exactly what our trainers and our medical people say in terms of his rehab and understand that you’re going to be back. And you want to be back as good as you can be as good as you can be and as good as you were when you got hurt. He’s the kind of kid who’s very conscience. We expect him to do that.
Source: Dallas Cowboys.com
The Dallas Cowboys finished their last practice here Thursday and have a new injury, this one to the offensive line.
*Tackle Jermey Parnell missed the afternoon session with a stiff neck. He should be fine, but is uncertain for the San Diego Chargers game.
*Running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring) returned to practice after missing nearly two weeks.
*Safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) missed the afternoon session as a precaution.
*Guard Nate Livings (hamstring) received some limited snaps in the afternoon.
*Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) was sprinting during his rehab work.
Despite the laundry list of injuries the Dallas Cowboys are having this pre season. Coach Garrett said Cowboys QB Tony Romo will see more playing time versus the San Diego Chargers this Saturday.
“We never want to put a player out where he’s in a precarious situation,” Garrett said. “We don’t think we’re doing that with Tony. Tony has to get himself ready to play. He played 11 snaps in the first game. We’ll probably inch that up a little bit to give him some more opportunities depending on how it goes. We certainly wouldn’t put him out there with people we weren’t comfortable with blocking in front of him. I think the issues with the skill guys, Witten and Miles, those are just opportunities for the other guys to play. So we’re excited to see how they play, play up to, so to speak, a third guy playing with the twos, a second guy playing with the ones, and see how they respond.”
Source: ESPN Dallas