Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne tells Jane Slater of NFL Media that he tore a piece of the bone off of his pelvis. Claiborne added that he’s trying to avoid undergoing surgery but the plan, for now, is for him to get another MRI in three weeks.
- Clarence Hill mentions that Claiborne is nowhere close to returning and may still need to undergo surgery but won’t know for another 2-3 weeks.
According to David Chao, avulsions typically cost players 6-8 weeks, which would leave Claiborne with a return date of Week 14-16.
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.