OXNARD, Calif. –Linebacker Caleb McSurdy on Friday will undergo surgery to repair the Achilles tendon he ruptured during practice two days earlier.
McSurdy had been competing for a roster spot with fellow linebackers Orie Lemon, Adrian Hamilton and Alex Albright, but the seventh-round pick from Montana can be ruled out for the remainder of the season.
While his recovery will be a long and difficult one, it's not impossible, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
"It is a tough injury," Garrett said. "One of the things that young players, and really all players need to understand is all they can do is control what they can control. In his case, go get the surgery. Do exactly what our trainers and our medical people say in terms of his rehab and understand that you're going to be back. And you want to be back as good as you can be as good as you can be and as good as you were when you got hurt. He's the kind of kid who's very conscience. We expect him to do that.
"He has to learn from his experiences here in the preseason. He has to learn from watching the other guys in the regular season and come back in the spring and get ready to go again."