Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware will undergo surgery on his right elbow on Feb. 18 according to ESPN Dallas.
Ware says he’s actually played the last two seasons with it, and just couldn’t take it anymore.
“It’s been killing me,” Ware said. “It’s hurt really bad and that’s why I would wear an elbow pad to stop from getting it hit but that didn’t do much. It would get irritated even when it was barely touched.”
Ware expects the surgery to help protect a nerve that was exposed when he would bend his arm, “so when I would get hit, it would lose its power,” he said.
One positive about another Cowboys early exit was Ware getting some extra rest.
“Rest helped it,” Ware said. “I’m getting my work in. I’m pushing up 315, 405 (pounds) and I’m doing everything, running. My body feels great. Straight up, it feels really, really good. My quad, I can do all of that. I can do everything. Nothing is inhibiting me. If I had to go into the season now, I feel better than I did going into the season with the shoulder (surgery) … Now I feel like once we get the elbow cleaned up and fix the nerve deal, it’s, ‘Let’s roll.’ “