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Morris Claiborne expected to miss a week with MCL sprain

Cowboys rookie has been sidelined quite a bit Brad Biggs

Print This August 04, 2012, 05:33 PM EST

The Dallas Cowboys were not too concerned when they sent Morris Claiborne for an MRI on his left knee and it turns out it’s just a minor sprain for the first-round draft pick.

Claiborne is expected to miss about a week, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, with an MCL sprain. The cornerback underwent the MRI on Friday and has not practiced since Wednesday. It’s good news for the Cowboys, who are counting on big things from Claiborne.

A little bit disappointing,” he said, “but it's not too much because I know it's not something serious. I know it's something I can come back from. You can't just get mad over something you can't control.”

The only concern it’s more time the LSU product will not be on the field. Claiborne missed the offseason program while he recovered from surgery on his left wrist. The reps that he has missed add up and there is only so much watching and listening he can do in the learning process.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
 

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