The Dallas Cowboys 2012 season was riddled with injuries that wrecked havoc on their season but it looks like their injury luck could be changing. Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware may not need off-season surgery on his injured elbow. His right elbow was hyper-extended late in the season, and he was forced to wear a protective brace because of the injury.
This is good news for the Cowboys since Ware already had surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and his timetable for a return is expected to be right around training camp. Another surgery may have wiped out his entire off-season and delayed his return, which is not what the Cowboys need while trying to learn a new scheme.
Surgeries are never good, and Dallas had to be hoping not to repeat last year, when Mike Jenkins had shoulder surgery and began training camp on the PUP list. The Cowboys may have dodged a bullet with Ware avoiding a second surgery.
Ware will be spending his off-season time learning a new position as a defensive end in Monte Kiffin‘s 4-3 defense, and anything that can speed up his recovery will help out a great deal. Ware played end in college, so it’s not a completely new position for him. But, it will take some re-adjusting, so making sure he stays healthy enough to be ready for late July is a top priority for the Cowboys.
Every team needs some injury luck every now and then, and it looks like the Cowboys finally got some good news on an injured player. Let’s hope it stays that way.
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