Claiborne ready to deal with shoulder injury

September, 9, 2013
9/09/13
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IRVING, Texas -- The good news for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne is that his left shoulder will not require surgery. The bad news is that the injury will linger for most of the season.

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“It’s just something I’m going to have to deal with,” Claiborne said. “Can’t do nothing about it. It came out. Put it back, and I’ve just got to deal with it.”

Claiborne suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the third quarter of Sunday’s 36-31 win against the New York Giants as he made a tackle on tight end Brandon Myers. He missed a handful of plays before returning to action wearing a harness.

He said he will practice Wednesday and play Sunday at Kansas City.

“I wore [the harness] a little bit at the game, but it didn’t really restrict me or nothing,” Claiborne said. “So I’ll see going up for balls in practice this week if it’s any different.”

Claiborne did not play a preseason game because of a jammed knee and missed one game in 2012 as a rookie due to a concussion. He has been slowed by knee and ankle injuries at different times after arriving with a wrist injury that kept him off the field until his first training camp last year.

“I’m used to it now,” a disappointed Claiborne said. “I’m just going with it.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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