Dallas Cowboys star DeMarcus Ware will have surgery on his right elbow next week, reports ESPN.
Ware has revealed that he's been suffering a lot of pain in recent time because of the injury and he had hoped that rest would cure the issue.
However, he's now revealed that he will undergo surgery on February 18 and he's targeting a return in the offseason program.
Speaking to reporters, he said: "It's been killing me. 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's had a tricky last year with injuries and will be hoping to put them behind him in the offseason.
The Cowboys defensive end only recently had surgery on his right shoulder, which hindered his season performance as he hit a career low of six sacks in 2013.
However, he believes he will comeback strong and has revealed that he's ready to attack the new season and enjoy future success with the Cowboys.
He continued by saying: "Rest helped it. 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.' "
The Cowboys will now be hoping he returns back to his best form this year.
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