Dez Bryant: To Play or Not To Play?

August 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dez Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain July 30th during Cowboys practice, and the original expected recovery time from the injury was four to six weeks.
Bryant has been out for three weeks, and was seen in a walking boot up until last Sunday, when the boot was finally removed.
Bryant said that the ankle itself has no pain anymore and he could play on it, but he can't yet cut the way he would like because of the risk of reinjuring himself.
For now, the trainers have cleared Bryant to do cardiovascular work on the treadmill and the stair step machine.
Both Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Bryant are hopeful that Bryant can return for the club's final two preseason games, August 28th at the Texans, and September 2nd at home against the Miami Dolphins.
However, Jones acknowledged that the longer Bryant can stay off the ankle, the better it will be by the regular season opener against the Redskins.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips says that the timetable he was g...

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