After being sandwiched between two New York Giants defenders, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo laid on the ground. Many feared his ribs were broken in an early season game again. X-rays showed that there were no breaks, just bruises, and he should not miss any practice time, according to ESPN Dallas’s sources.
“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.
Everyone collectively held their breath as Romo left the field but wasn’t seen talking to trainers on the sideline as the half wound down and didn’t immediately head to the locker room.
“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.”
Romo won’t wear any extra padding like he did after breaking ribs against the San Francisco 49ers in 2011.