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October 15, 2012

Cowboys DL Lissemore expects to miss "a few weeks" with high ankle sprain

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Sean Lissemore wore a protective boot at Valley Ranch today to protect a high ankle sprain. He will be out indefinitely.

From past experience, Lissemore said he expects to miss “a few weeks” because of the injury.

It occurred, Lissemore said, when a Ravens’ offensive linemen fell on top of him. The contact, said Lissemore, “just popped my ankle.”

Nose tackle Jay Ratliff missed the first four games of the regular season with a similar injury. Asked about that time frame in regard to returning to the lineup, Lissemore said: “I want to get back as soon as possible. Whatever that takes. I don’t want to come back too early and make it worse and set myself back any further. As soon as I can get back, I will. That’s the bottom line.”

With Lissemore in the mix against Baltimore, defensive lineman Marcus Spears was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. Spears is expected to return to action, replacing Lissemore, Sunday against Carolina.

“Spears … he’s a hell of a football player,” said Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher. “But Lissemore is going to be really missed in the front seven. The things he does in the run game, as well as the pass.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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