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Rolando McClain missing start of Cowboys’ OTAs to rehab after knee surgery

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is rehabbing from knee surgery.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is rehabbing from knee surgery. Special to S-T/Ray Carlin

Rolando McClain recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday.

McClain was at Valley Ranch last week, but he missed the start of organized team activities Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Rolando McClain has not been here the last couple of days,” Garrett said. “He was here last week working through some rehab down in Alabama, taking care of some personal issues.”

McClain is rehabbing with an athletic trainer associated with Dr. James Andrews in Alabama.

Garrett said he was unsure of McClain’s return to Valley Ranch.

McClain first showed up on the injury report last season with a knee issue for the Jacksonville game on Nov. 9. He was listed with a groin injury and a knee injury. McClain’s knee injury remained on the report the rest of the season, though he was listed as probable.

McClain did miss the season finale against Washington after the Cowboys already had clinched the division title.

McClain unretired last season after the Cowboys traded with Baltimore for him, and he made108 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack. He re-signed with Dallas, agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal.

He faces a four-game fine for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

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