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Cowboys' Lee has toe surgery

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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, previously declared out for the season, underwent surgery Tuesday on his right big toe.

According to multiple media outlets, Lee expects to be fully healthy in time for the team's offseason training activities.

Lee sustained a torn plantar plate in the toe during the Cowboys' 19-14 win over the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 21. The Dallas Morning News also reported that Lee injured the medial and lateral ligaments.

"The whole point of getting the surgery (is) to correct it and not have injuries going forward," Lee said last week, according to the Morning News. "If I didn't correct it, it would be tough for me to even play this year, and it could lead to further issues, and I might not get back to where I was. Getting the surgery pretty much guarantees I'm not going to have issues going forward."

Lee was the team's leader with 58 tackles when he went down for the season. He also had a forced fumble and an interception.

The 26-year-old was in his third NFL season. He was the Cowboys' second-round pick in 2010.
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