Tony Romo Injury: Updates on Cowboys Star's Ribs
SportsCenter described the injury on Twitter:
Concern in Dallas: Tony Romo leaves game after being sandwiched between two New York pass-rushers. Kyle Orton takes over for Cowboys.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 9, 2013
Romo would return for the second half and lead the Cowboys to a 36-31 win over the Giants.
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 15
From Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com:
Inactives: Beasley, randle, rayford, Andre smith, Arkin, sims, weems .... Means spencer and waters are up— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) September 15, 2013
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 9
From Mike Fisher of Fox Sports Southwest and 105.3 The Fan:
Jerry Jones on Romo: 'You’ve got to come to the conclusion that this is one tough player, one tough man.' @Cowboys— mike fisher (@fishsports) September 9, 2013
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 9
From Lindsay Jones of USA Today:
Tony Romo is going to get some X-Rays on his ribs Monday morning.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September 9, 2013
After right tackle Doug Free was knocked over on a pass play, three defensive players converged on Romo right as he was getting rid of the ball. The pass was incomplete, but the more concerning part was how the quarterback struggled to get up afterwards.
He walked off the field on his own, but Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 points out that he was uncomfortable:
Romo wincing while he walks.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 9, 2013
Fortunately, Tom Rock of Newsday reported that the injury was not serious:
Tony Romo had the wind knocked out of him. He is expected to return.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) September 9, 2013
Veteran Kyle Orton came in for one play and handed the ball off to DeMarco Murray in what ended up being the last offensive play of the half for the Cowboys.
Before the injury, Dallas led its division rival 13-10 due to some solid play from its starting quarterback. He completed 25 of his 33 passes for 188 yards while mostly moving down the field on short passes.
He also added a touchdown to Jason Witten to make up for an earlier touchdown.
While Orton is a capable backup, the Cowboys' hopes this season are heavily tied to Romo. He is coming off a season where he had a career high of 4,903 passing yards to go with 20 touchdowns.
The team only managed to finish 8-8 last season while finishing third in a difficult NFC East, but expectations remain high.
Without Romo, however, Dallas will have a hard time competing this season.
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