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Despite missing minicamp, J.J. Wilcox is happy to get past plantar fasciitis

J.J. Wilcox is sitting out minicamp with a bout with plantar fasciitis. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)
J.J. Wilcox is sitting out minicamp with a bout with plantar fasciitis. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison) Star-Telegram

Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox is sitting out minicamp this week after undergoing a procedure Monday to help cure a case of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Wilcox will need only one week to recover from the minor procedure known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) where white blood cells were extracted from his arm and injected into his bothersome heel.

“This can heal on its own the proper way now, no surgery,” Wilcox said.

Wilcox said it’s been an injury he’s dealt with for the last year and a half, requiring up to an hour of treatment before practices and games.

Wilcox plans to resume his normal offseason workout schedule next week, and will be full-go when training camp begins late next month in Oxnard, Calif.

Wilcox, the 24-year-old third-year pro, started every game at free safety for the Cowboys last year, recording 89 tackles with five pass breakups and three interceptions in the regular season.

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