Miles Austin Injury: Latest Updates on Cowboys WR's Hip

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2012

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has suffered an injury to his right hip and has been deemed questionable to return. 

UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET by Pete Schauer

Rejoice, fantasy football owners and Dallas Cowboys fans. According to's Michael Fabiano, Austin is active for tonight's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Miles Austin is ACTIVE...

— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) December 3, 2012


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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 5:22 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to ESPN, Austin "is expected to recover from hip and back injuries to play Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder."

That's good news for Dallas as it tries to thwart the struggling Eagles. Philadelphia's secondary didn't look good in Monday night's loss to the Carolina Panthers, so having Austin on the outside will make Tony Romo's job even easier.


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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 9:45 a.m. ET

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are only hopeful that Miles Austin will be ready for this week's contest.

Cowboys hopeful that WR Miles Austin will be ready for Eagles and plan to practice RB DeMarco Murray but no guarantee he plays Eagles #nfl

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) November 27, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, November 26 at 11:59 a.m. ET

Rough news for Cowboys fans and fantasy owners as Miles Austin is still dealing with nagging injuries, according to ESPN's Calvin Watkins.

Miles Austin is still battling hamstring issues and now hip problem.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 26, 2012

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UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET

According to Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning NewsAustin will not be returning to the action against the Washington Redskins. 


#Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick and WR Miles Austin are out for the rest of the game.

— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabinDMN) November 22, 2012

This is a big blow for the Cowboys as the team was already trailing the Redskins 28-3 at halftime. 

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Fox Sports Southwest's Matt Mosley tweeted the news:

Miles Austin right hip strain and return is questionable.

— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) November 22, 2012


Austin sustained the injury during the first quarter of the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins. At this point, it's unclear how long the injury will keep Austin out of action.

The Cowboys certainly hope that Austin will return soon—he's been an integral part of their offense with 49 receptions for 727 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

Miles missed six games in 2011 with injuries, so the Cowboys were hoping that he could have a relatively healthy 2012 campaign. While he's successfully avoided the injury bug to this point, it appears it might have struck again. 

Be sure to check back here to find the latest information as it becomes available.