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Ben Bass undergoes shoulder surgery

9/10/2013

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Ben Bass underwent left shoulder surgery on Tuesday and will need four months of recovery time.

Bass was placed on injured reserve last week after dislocating his shoulder in a practice. The initial hope was that Bass would miss at least one month, but with the need for a roster spot and more damage in the joint the Cowboys ended his season before it could really begin.

How is the dislocation of Bass’s shoulder different than the one cornerback Morris Claiborne suffered in Sunday’s win against the New York Giants?

“I think both of ours came out kind of different,” said Claiborne, who will wear a harness for extra protection under his shoulder pads. “His came all the way out and mine just came out on the edge or wherever and we just popped it back in. He has a couple of things tore up in his and I don’t think that’s the case with mine.”