Mat McBriar to have surgery to dissolve cyst

Mat McBriar will have surgery next week to dissolve a cyst below his left knee and the Cowboys punter anticipates being 100 percent this summer.

“For me that’s great news,” McBriar said. “Yeah, it’s terrible timing, but this is probably just a little bit more than just being able to play but having a functional foot for the rest of my life.”

McBriar was diagnosed with drop foot during the season believed to be caused by nerve damage, but after a three-day visit to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., last week he was diagnose with an intraneural ganglion cyst below his left knee.

The cyst is inside a nerve and McBriar said the doctors will remove an auxiliary joint that had been feeding the cyst, “so it’s a little bit like a balloon that loses its air and goes away,” McBriar said.

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