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Jones Thinks Bryant Can Return Sooner from Injury

In a move that doesn’t surprise anyone, Jerry Jones thinks first round pick Dez Bryant can be back sooner from an ankle injury:

Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant is still catching a few balls despite that bulky protective boot on his right foot and owner Jerry Jones hopes Bryant can be catching without the boot soon. Jones is hoping because of Bryant’s youth that the wideout will miss closer to the four weeks than six. Bryant will be in a protective boot for the next two weeks to reduce swelling and stress on the area.

By definition, a high ankle sprain is a tearing of the ligaments above the ankle that keep the tibia and fibula together. He will not need surgery; just rest. “It’s a very typical high ankle, but very stable,” Jones said. “So it should, without any surgery, mend completely and be ready to go. He’s a young guy and you’d bet that he’d be on the downside of it.” Jones said Bryant can keep up mentally even while out rehabilitating his ankle, and has a basis on which to learn because of the time he has already had on the field. “What he needs to do is just take advantage of the week that he had,” Jones said. “Keep up with the mental part of it, he will be ready to go when time comes for him to be out there.”

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