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Sean Lee injury update: Cowboys LB has protective walking boot off

Cowboys LB Sean Lee is able to walk without the assistance of crutches or a boot, and can now begin the process of rehabilitating his injured right big toe.


Injured Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee began walking without crutches or a walking boot this week for the first time since undergoing season-ending surgery on his right foot on Oct. 30., according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Lee will now start the process of physical rehabilitation, with the next step consisting of stretching the injured right big toe 10 degrees each day. After that, Lee will work on getting to the point where he can briskly walk and, eventually, jog.

Lee was hurt in the Cowboys' win over the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 21, suffering ligament damage and a torn plantar plate in his toe. Prior to the injury, Lee compiled 58 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in six games.

The Cowboys selected Lee in the second round (55th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Penn State. In his first two NFL seasons, Lee accumulated 137 tackles, two fumble recoveries, six interceptions and a defensive touchdown.

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