OXNARD, Calif. - Defensive end Greg Hardy is not supposed to talk to the media at training camp, by order of the Cowboys. And he's not supposed to get injured, by order of himself, as he proclaimed while being limited in Thursday's camp-opening practice, "I'm invincible!"
But he did visit briefly with a pair of media outlets, including FOX Sports Southwest, to downplay what seems to be a cartilage strain of his left midsection.
"I really don't know what you're talking about, so I cannot intelligently answer the question," Hardy said, laughing, when we asked him about the injury. "And we all want to be intelligent about ourselves."
The Cowboys plan to examine the controversial Hardy on Friday morning, but the injury is not presently seen as serious.
Hardy is still considering appealing his four-game suspension for involvement in a domestic-violence case, but in the meantime has earned it nothing but praise from the Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said he had to order Hsrdy to slow down his offseason work because he was going "too hard" in workouts.
"He's a guy that is really committed to being the best that he can be," Garrett said. "I think he wants to be a part of something special. I think he wants to come to work every day and show his teammates what he's all about in terms of his work ethic and what he can bring to our football team."
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