In the season opener Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his ribs when he was sandwiched by two New York Giants defenders. X-rays were negative for Romo who was officially diagnosed with bruised ribs. The ribs were still injuring Romo though, and he got a pregame pain-killing injection.
“We talked about it throughout the week, just seeing how it would feel and yeah, it got to that point,” Romo said.
“It was fine,” Romo said, via ESPN Dallas.
Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, who came under fire for his play calling, says that he thinks the injury didn’t bother him.
“I think he was ready to roll,” Callahan said. “He has tremendous will. And he practiced all week, from Wednesday on. He was sore. But he continued to compete. But I don’t think he would make any excuses, knowing the type of competitor that he is.”
Tony Romo played fairly well even with the injury. he completed 30 out of 42 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown pass. More importantly none of his passes found players in the wrong color jerseys.
Romo also elected not to wear added padding for the game like he did in 2011. After that rib injury Romo wore a custom made Kevlar vest for added protection.