Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant injured his back in the week two loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I got hit in my back. That’s what happened,” Bryant said, via ESPN. “If you take a blow to the back the way I took a blow to the back, you’re probably going to feel the same way I feel.”
He has dealt with the pain all week, but ahead of the game against the St. Louis Rams he won’t receive a pain injection.
“I can roll,” Bryant said, via ESPN Dallas. “We were just watching the situation. Don’t want to go out there and do anything crazy. We’ve got a long season.”
Through two games he has 13 catches for 163 yards and one touchdown. The Cowboys’ play callers have come under fire for under-utilizing him in the game against the Chiefs including a lot of one-on-one situations.
Bryant has a history of injuries as well, and back injuries in particular. At the end of the 2012 season he was hit in the back and left the stadium in a wheel chair. Whether it was needed or a precaution has been debated. Despite sitting out practice in the week and doing light jogging instead, he returned to practice on Friday as a full participant.