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Hodge Has Surgery Again

Fans of the Dallas Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs will have to wait another season to see former TCU standout, LB Stephen Hodge, play for the team that drafted him. Hodge was drafted in 2009 but missed his entire rookie season due to microfracture surgery in his left knee. Hodge was rehabbing his knee all last season and through the offseason, minicamps, and training camp. He had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list so far this season and would be eligible to return this tuesday.

Unfortunately, Hodge will have to wait another season as he had microfracture surgery on his right knee this time and will be out until next season. The Cowboys will likely move him to the injured reserved list sometime in the next couple of weeks. He doesn’t need to come off the PUP list for another three weeks, but there is no chance he will play for the Cowboys this season.

For those of you who are interested, microfracture surgery is a procedure where small fractures are created in the underlying bone in hopes to create new cartilage out of “super-clot” that forms due to the fractures. The idea is to strengthen the cartilage in the knee.

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