THE COLONY -- At some point you don't notice a finger or toe remains numb. What felt strange for so long slowly becomes part of your new normal.
Then, toward the end of the season, a breakthrough. You stub your toe.
"It hurt,'' Travis Frederick remembered. "It hurt a lot. So at that point it was a good thing because there were times I'd kick the wall and I got nothing out of it.''
Frederick reflected on his battle with Guillain-Barre syndrome while raising money for Blocking Out Hunger, a foundation he established to help feed low-income children. He won't take part in team drills during organized team activities or next month's minicamp, but that has more to do with offseason shoulder surgery than his return from the autoimmune disease.
The Cowboys center assumes he'll be cleared for the start of training camp in July.
"I feel good at where I am right now,'' he said Tuesday night. "As far as strength goes I feel like I'm back, close to if not full strength.''