Dallas Cowboys rookie Morris Claiborne hopes to be able to return from offseason wrist surgery by the club’s June 12 minicamp, according to ESPN.
“I hope to be fully recovered and ready for that,” Claiborne said.
“I’m so eager and ready,” Claiborne said. “It’s hard just sitting there, watching, knowing you can do it but you’ve just got one small thing wrong with you holding you back. But I’m looking forward to it and trying to push that up.”
Claiborne had initially been expected to be out until the middle of July. The Cowboys selected him with the sixth overall pick in last month’s NFL draft with the assumption he would be ready to play by the time the team had their first full practice July 25.
The 22-year-old won the Jim Thorpe award last year as a member of LSU, and was also selected as a unanimous All-American.