Claiborne hurt his shoulder in the season opener but did not miss a game, wearing a harness for several weeks. He missed six games with a hamstring injury. He originally hurt his finger and played through the injury.
The surgery was similar to the operation wide receiver Dez Bryant had in early January 2013. Bryant did not have a problem with his finger last season.
Since arriving as the sixth overall pick in 2012, Claiborne has dealt with several injuries. He had wrist surgery that kept him out of the offseason work as a rookie and dealt with a knee injury during camp. Last summer, he missed practice time with a knee sprain but was ready for the season opener.