ESPN: DeMarcus Ware to have surgery

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  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware will undergo surgery on his right elbow on Feb. 18, but he anticipates being able to take part in most of the offseason program.

    DeMarcus Ware will undergo surgery on his right elbow on Feb. 18, but he anticipates being able to take part in most of the offseason program.
    Ware has played the last two years with the problem and hoped rest would have taken care of the issue, but he said it flared up early in training camp and bothered him throughout the 2013 season.

    "It's been killing me," Ware said. "It's hurt really bad and that's why I would wear an elbow pad to stop from getting it hit but that didn't do much. It would get irritated even when it was barely touched."

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  2. Reality

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    Funny how it comes out that there's a 50/50 chance Ware gets cuts and suddenly, surgery is something he needs. Guess skipping training camp next season after delaying surgery until then doesn't look so appealing when he might be looking for another team.

    I like Ware a lot, but this just wreaks of wrong. If he needed surgery, he should have already taken care of it so he would have longer to recover and also deal with any issues that could possibly pop up over it.
  3. Carolina Cowboy

    Carolina Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    It all leads to the top and to what is tolerated. This is me, yet again, shaking my head...
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  4. Gadfly22

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    I have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt: could be that there was swelling or other conditions in the joint that had to be dealt with before the doctors could recommend surgery or not.
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  5. slomoxn

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    Maybe we are wrong about the core group of veterans on this team, but the commitment to win doesn't really seem to be there. I'm not saying they don't want to win just like I won't say I'd turn down the salary of a major corp CEO; I just don't want to put in the time they do to get there and stay there. I say this because I remember reading on here one of the reasons Austin keeps having hammy problems is because he will not do the rehab work because it is to hard... These guys really don't have the "it" necessary to go to a SB it seems. BTW I am not including Witten in that group he has the heart of a lion, and definitely does what it takes, the rest seem to like the paycheck.

    James Gang redux.
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  6. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    I thought we read last week where ware didn't need offseason surgery. It's getting hard to believe anything coming out of valley ranch.
  7. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    This smells too much like Spencer and Ratliff last year. He's expensive, declining, unwilling to take a pay cut, injured and in need of surgery. If there wasn't a better time to move on...
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  8. texbumthelife

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    Well, this does wreak of the recent injury shenanigans at Valley Ranch, but in his defense a month or two resting away from football could very well have fixed it and it was worth it to find out. It didn't so he is having surgery with plenty of time to come back. Some of you are just looking for anything to whine about.
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  9. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Would have been nice to do this, you know, a month ago.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think, more than likely, this will be a relatively straightforward recovery that's well within the time available before any OTAs, and the guy just chose to get some relaxing in after the season prior to having it done. If you've got 12 weeks off, or whatever, and have a procedure that takes a hypothetical 3-4 to recover from, it's obviously better to do it as soon as possible, but I don't have a real issue with him getting it done in week 3 of his vacation time with the idea of being back to full strength at the end of week 7, a full 4 weeks before the earliest camp.
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  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Need A Win...By any means necessary Staff Member

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    Article doesn't say how long the recovery time is expected to be. It's only February. I'm not gonna scream on him too much if he'll still be able to participate in pretty much the entire offseason.

    All depends on the rehab plan.
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  12. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    Maybe Bradie bumped into him going down the mountain
  13. snapper

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    Normally I would agree that any angst from fans was excessive but considering it was reported just last week that Ware was healthy, I'd say something smells.

    Reality might be on to something given Ware's surprising news.
  14. SDCowboy85

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    It couldn't be much more of a no-brainer that it's time to move on from him, IMO.
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  15. Corso

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    I don't necessarily disagree, but if something was killing me with barely a touch like he said- I would want it fixed before I could relax.
    Wouldn't you? How can you relax when a part of your body you use constantly kills you to be barely touched?

    Edit: he said "irritated" to be barely touched- my point still stands.
    I'd rather get healed and relax as soon as possible and heal as much as I can before all the contact that football provides than try to relax and then consider fixing the problem and give less time to heal.

    Makes zero sense to me...
  16. snapper

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    You get a like just for your avatar. :D
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  17. theSHOW

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    I agree and have previously mimicked what you just shared.
  18. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    It didn't irritate him enough not to be skiing the slopes with his buddies. Cut him. He's been part of the 2 worst defenses the cowboys have put on the field the past 2 years. He hasn't helped that much. Not like we are losing leadership
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  19. LatinMind

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    He should be able to go thru most of the offseason. might hold him out of the early OTAs
  20. panchucko

    panchucko It's Back Zone Supporter

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    well i hope he has successful surgery and excellent recovery. ware is going to be my favorite cowboy until he isnt on the team aymore

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