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May 08, 2013

Sean Lee says he'll feel soreness in toe until training camp, but he could play on it tomorrow if he had to

Sean Lee says he still feels some soreness in his toe after he works out, and that it could be that way until the start of training camp.

“You’re going to feel that soreness, all the way probably until right before camp,” he said Wednesday at a charity event. “It’s progressing really well. If I needed to play tomorrow, I could.”

The Cowboys linebacker missed the last 10 games last season because of a dislocated toe suffered in a game at Carolina.

He said he is doing everything he can to make sure he stays healthy. He came to the Cowboys with a knee injury, but he played in 14 games as a rookie and 15 games his second year. He missed a game in 2011 because of a dislocated wrist, but came back with it heavily wrapped in time for the next game.

“Ever since college, I’ve really changed across the board how I’ve trained, how I’ve tried to recover – stretching, eating, every habit that can help me stay on the field, I’ve tried to do since college,” Lee said. “Last year, the type of injury it was, I thought it was a fluke. You really can’t avoid that. But I’m still at this stage, trying to avoid injuries. And I’ve got to find a way to stay on the field. If I want to be an effective player, I’ve got to stay on the field.”

Lee looked just fine Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark. He competed in a home run contest sponsored by Reliant to raise money for the Salvation Army.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez


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I have a funny feeling Sean Lee will be battling injuries the rest of his career here. Jerry sure knows how to pick 'em...

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