Orlando Scandrick out 6-8 weeks after surgery

November, 28, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick said he'll be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his left hand.

Scandrick also said he's got a bone bruise and sprained ligaments in his wrist. With five weeks remaining in the regular season, the Cowboys elected not to place Scandrick on injured reserve in the hope he could return for any potential postseason games.

"I just want to come back and help my team anyway that I can," Scandrick said Wednesday.

Also, center Ryan Cook (knee) and defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle) returned to practice. Both said they should be ready to play in Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"The trainers have placed me in precautionary measures," Cook said. "It felt good and I'm encouraged. Barring any setbacks, we're on (for Sunday)."

The Cowboys added another player to the injury list when defensive end Ben Bass sprained an ankle in Wednesday's practice. He underwent an X-ray and his status for the rest of the week hasn't been determined.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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