Morris Claiborne expected to miss a week with MCL sprain

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.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Aug 18th, 8:00 PM

Chicago

Seattle

@

Aug 19th, 7:00 PM

Carolina

New England

@

Aug 19th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans

Green Bay

@

Aug 19th, 10:00 PM

Houston

LA Rams

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Detroit

Indianapolis

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Denver

Buffalo

@

Aug 20th, 4:00 PM

Washington

Kansas City

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Pittsburgh

Jacksonville

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Las Vegas

Miami

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Tampa Bay

Tennessee

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Minnesota

@

Aug 20th, 10:00 PM

Dallas

LA Chargers

@

Aug 21st, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia

Cleveland

@

Aug 21st, 7:00 PM

Cincinnati

NY Giants

@

Aug 21st, 8:00 PM

Baltimore

Arizona

@

Aug 22nd, 8:00 PM

Atlanta

NY Jets

@

Aug 25th, 8:00 PM

Green Bay

Kansas City

@

Aug 25th, 8:15 PM

San Francisco

Houston

@