Sean Lee, the Dallas Cowboys linebacker, suffered from a torn ligament in his neck, two months ago, that has kept him out of the game.
ESPN Dallas reported on Monday that Lee has still not been medically released, but he is working hard on letting his neck heal, so that he can come back at 100 percent.
"I'm working all the neck exercises," Lee explained. "I think it was just having time to heal, allowing that ligament to heal and it takes a certain amount of time. I think we're on the path to where it's pretty much there."
Lee sustained the injury, during the Cowboys Vs. Chicago Bears game on December 9, 2013, which caused him to miss the final three games of the season.
"I don't need surgery, which is a positive," Sean said. "But I didn't play at the end of the year at a very critical time, and it's been two years in a row and I need to be out there. There's no excuse for it. I've got to find a way to stay on the football field."
Before tearing the ligament in his neck, Lee had suffered an injury to his hamstring that also kept him out of several games. During the last four NFL seasons, Lee has missed 18 games, due to injuries.
I think I've had a combination of injuries, like the hamstring would be an 'injury-prone' type of injury. I think I've also had some bad luck where I got rolled up in a pile with my toe and I've gotten hit by my own guy in a pile.
I need to find a way to stay healthy, whether it's finding a way to be stronger and not having the hamstring deal or it's hopefully having a little bit better luck. I need a combination of both going forward.
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