Dvoracek hopeful to be on field next week

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Dusty Dvoracek was upbeat Thursday morning while discussing his latest setback–a calf injury he suffered two weeks ago working out with teammate Tommie Harris.

The former teammates at Oklahoma were getting ready for training camp doing some defensive line drills, including resistance training with bungee cords. Dvoracek was placed on the non-football injury list Wednesday and will not be eligible to practice until he passes a physical.

A sprained left hand prevented him from participating in a good portion of the offseason workout program, and he needs to be on the field coming off the torn ACL he suffered in the season opener last September at San Diego.

“I knew I was questionable,” he said. “If it was the regular season, they wouldn’t [place me on NFI]. Right now, they don’t want to push it too quick.

“I don’t see myself missing more than a week. I’m hoping to be out there next week for sure. It’s kind of just day-to-day and we’re monitoring it.”

In his absence, veteran Anthony Adams was with the first team at nose tackle. It could be a job Adams secures. He started eight games last season after Dvoracek and the departed Darwin Walker went down with injuries.

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