Dallas Cowboys still plagued by injuries



The Dallas Cowboys can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries, the latest player on the injury list being new-boy, Morris Claiborne.

The first-round draft pick suffered a knee sprain in training, an injury that has been quickly played down by the Cowboys management.

The 22-year old is only expected to miss a few practice sessions, but it will still be a worry for fans betting NFL  as Dallas finalizes their preparations for the new NFL season.

Head coach Jason Garrett was quick to insist that Claiborne’s knee problem was not a major concern to the Cowboys, playing down initial reports that the cornerback had picked up a serious injury to his ACL.

“He got treatment on it last week,” Garrett said. “His knee flared up a little bit on him, so he tried to go in the early part of practice and we took him out of it. It’s nothing to cause too much concern.”

While Claiborne expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the season next month, third round pick, Tyrone Crawford, faces a real race against time to recover from his calf injury in time to be in contention for the Cowboys’ opening game of the season, against the Giants.

Outside linebacker, Anthony Spencer, is another facing a fitness battle, after picking up a hamstring injury, which will need to be carefully managed over the next few weeks.

Spencer has been hotly tipped in the NFL news to be one of the game’s most effective players this season, and the Cowboys will know how important it will be to ensure the 28-year old finally fulfills his obvious potential.

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