(Via ESPN)Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back during Thursday’s preseason game, and a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday that he could miss six to 10 weeks.
The source told ESPN that the injury — suffered on the third play of the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks — is a compression fracture of the L1 vertebra. A source also told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder that Romo would not require surgery.
Coach Jason Garrett said the injury will not cost Romo the season and he declined to rule out the quarterback for the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.
“We don’t believe that to be the case at all,” Garrett said on a conference call when asked if Romo’s season is in jeopardy.
Well let’s file this under “Least Surprising Story In the History of Forever”. I sneaky feel bad for Romo. It’s like he’s made out of glass and kindling wood held together by spit and duct tape. Guy just can’t stay on the field.
This also hurts the Cowboys too. I know Dak has looked good but you never know what’ll happen when the real bullets fly. Also this will allow teams to stack the box against the run and force Prescott to make plays. Not good. Not good at all.