Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware injured his quad last Sunday in the win over the Washington Redskins. Originally, the injury was believed to cause Ware to miss 3-4 weeks. Ware said that his body recovers quickly, and that it’d probably be shorter than that.
“I’m not going to be out three or four weeks,” Ware said, earlier in the week according to ESPN. “I don’t know where that came from. Somebody said it. I know my recovery is pretty fast, and I’m feeling pretty good today.”
But according to one of Pro Football Talk‘s sources, Ware will not play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Per a league source, it’s still unlikely that he will play. The injury initially was diagnosed as a three-week situation, and mind carries only so far over matter.
Officially, Ware is doubtful. It means there’s a 25-percent chance he’ll play.
Ware has been known to play through injuries, and might still try to work his way onto the field in a limited capacity. In 2009, Ware was carried off the field after suffering a neck injury and turned around to play in a big win over the New Orleans Saints. He didn’t start, but played in a limited role.
“I know that I can get through injuries,” Ware said. “You can never sway what [injury] is worse than the other. Each week, like I took with that injury, take that whole week and make a game-day decision.”