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News: FWST: Ron Leary can play now, might need microfracture surgery in future

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Clarence Hill Jr.

    According to a Cowboys source, the concern with undrafted free agent guard Ron Leary is that he has something his knee that if it pops could force him to have possible career ending microfracture surgery.

    They believe the knee will hold up in the short term but the negative long-term prognosis is why the Memphis product went from a possible third round prospect to undrafted.

    The Cowboys have been high on him since taking him through a private work out at the school and believe they not only signed an undrafted free agent who could make the team but who could also compete for a starting job.

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...ght-need-microfracture-surgery-in-future.html
  2. sago1

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    Many of us remember a few years back when Justin Bierault (?sp), a defensive rookie player trying out for the Cowboys, had looked very promising. But then his knee started bothering him in TC; Parcells cut back his work time from 2 a day sessions to 1 a day. Unfortunately, it didn't help and Bierault underwent difficult microfructure (sp?) operation. It was unsuccessful & his pro football career was over before it even started. He was a good kid; too bad.

    I'm just concerned the same thing could happen to Leary. OTAs & TC are physically demanding, particlarly on legs & knees. If he's got a knee problem, the constant time he will have to put in on the field & in the training room could cause his knee to flare up causing same op that Bierault had. While a few athletes have successfully undergone this op, more have been unsuccessful. Hopefully Leary doesn't have to face this problem this year. maybe he lucks out & makes the team & is able to have at least 3-5 years of playing time in the NFL with the Cowboys.

    They believe the knee will hold up in the short term but the negative long-term prognosis is why the Memphis product went from a possible third round prospect to undrafted.

    The Cowboys have been high on him since taking him through a private work out at the school and believe they not only signed an undrafted free agent who could make the team but who could also compete for a starting job.

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...ght-need-microfracture-surgery-in-future.html[/quote]
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Down the road he may have some issue with the knee but it should be noted he was not missing games:

    He started 36 straight games to end his career. As a senior in 2011, he started the first six games at left tackle and then the final six at right guard. He was recognized as the Co-MVP of the team, which is quite an honor for an offensive lineman.

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...fracture-surgery-in-future.html#storylink=cpy

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