According to Archer, surgery is a possibility for Claiborne but this wouldn’t necessarily end his 2016 season. Although, it’s possible Dallas would place him on injured reserve if he ends up needing surgery.
Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said Monday that Claiborne is “still in the diagnosis stage.”
“We’re still in the diagnosis stage,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “He hasn’t been diagnosed for sure with a sports hernia, but we’re certainly looking at it. We’ll make that diagnosis here over the next day or so.”
Claiborne, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with Dallas before returning to the team on a one-year, $3 million back in March.
Claiborne will be an unrestricted free agent next year.
In 2016, Claiborne has appeared in seven games for the Cowboys and recorded 26 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 8 cornerback out of 118 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Claiborne as the news is available.