Late in the first half against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo was sandwiched by Giants defensive linemen Justin Trattou and Mathias Kiwanuka. He was lying on the ground writhing around in pain and Cowboys fans feared the worse.
They were relieved to hear that his X-rays came back as negative today.
From ESPN Dallas:
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered bruised ribs in Sunday’s 36-31 win against the New York Giants but should not miss any practice time, according to sources. X-rays showed Romo did not suffer any breaks.
“I’ve been told that they’re negative, which is a positive, meaning not broken, so that’s a good thing,” coach Jason Garrett said of Romo’s X-rays.
When this happened a couple of years ago against the San Francisco 49ers he wore a custom made pad to add extra protection for his ribs. He won’t this time according to Garrett.
“There really was no doubt in my mind that he was going to go back in the game and play,” Garrett said. “When I heard it was a rib, I said, ‘You know, he’ll be OK.’ Kyle Orton got one snap right before halftime but Tony just shook it off and came back and played the second half … Tony has a track record for us not only fighting through it but playing well with the injury.”