Monday, August 19, 2013
Ronald Leary hopes to return for Week 1
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- The good news for left guard Ronald Leary is that the minor surgery he had last week was on his right knee, not the chronic left knee that had many NFL teams concerned to the point where he went undrafted.
The bad news is the Cowboys' second-year offensive lineman most likely will miss the rest of the preseason and his status for the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the New York Giants is in doubt. However, Leary said his recovery time is two weeks and that he hopes to be ready in time for the game.
"You want to get out there and get these reps, but I'll be alright, I'll be back," Leary said. "Every time you have a MRI, it sees everything, you worry about that."
The Cowboys have lost their first-team (Nate Livings) and second-team (Leary) left guards to knee surgeries this summer. David Arkin started in their place in Saturday's third preseason game at Arizona and is expected to start the fourth preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Livings is still recovering from his injury and might not return until just before the regular season starts.
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