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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Bill Nagy has ankle surgery

By Todd Archer

OXNARD, Calif. – Bill Nagy had surgery performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., on his left ankle on Wednesday, the same day the Cowboys waived/injured the second-year guard.

Nagy, who suffered a high left ankle sprain in the first practice of training camp, will revert to injured reserve when he clears waiver today. It’s possible the Cowboys could reach an injury settlement with Nagy in the future.

It is the second surgery he has had on his left ankle in the last year. He fractured his ankle at New England last October that ended his season after four starts.

Nagy was expected to compete for the starting center spot with Phil Costa, but the ankle injury ended that chance. The Cowboys were also going to get Kevin Kowalski into the center mix but he has not been able to practice because of severe ankle tendinitis that has him in a cast. Costa has missed the last three days of practice with a lower back strain and is unlikely to play Saturday at San Diego.