Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee is missing time now so he can be healthy later
For Dallas Cowboys seemingly oft-injured linebacker Sean Lee,Darren McFadden Jersey it’s better to miss time now than later or in the 2016 season when it really counts.
That was the premise behind Lee undergoing minor knee surgery last month,Andre Williams Jersey causing him to miss the start of OTA workouts.
The clean-up surgery was to the same left knee that forced him to miss all of 2014 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.Julius Peppers Jersey
Lee bounced back to have his best season in 2015, recording 156 tackles.Stephen Hill Jersey He missed two games, one with a concussion and one with a hamstring.Jacoby Brissett Jersey
But the knee began to bother him in the off-season, causing him to manage his work load and seek a solution.Thomas Rawls Jersey
"You were starting to manage your work load more than you want to," Lee said.DeAngelo Williams Jersey "I want to be out there at every practice and work as much as possible. This will help me.Adam Jones Jersey"
Although Lee has never played a full season in his career and has missed a total of 17 games over the past three seasons, this surgery was not a setback.Cardinals Store He believes it will help him build on his fantastic 2015 season when he made the Pro Bowl for the first time.
"Better to get it out of the way now,Denver Broncos Store" Lee said. "It felt great last year and I think it can even feel better this season. I think its going to help me handle more of a load next season."
Lee could be cleared for mini camp in June or be held out for training camp in July.
The Cowboys are going to be cautious with him.
"I don’t know the date but I will be ready to go real soon," Lee said.