Garrett Confirms Tony Romo's Rib Injuries
Dallas Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett, has come out to set the record straight concerning injuries suffered by Tony Romo. In a press report released on the team's website, Jason argued that Romo was only suffering from back injuries because it's normal for any quarterback to experience such pains on their ribs.
Don't Miss: See the first leaked Black Friday 2016 Ad
“Sometimes, you deal with the cartilage issues with your ribs, but there was no fracture with his ribs,” Garrett said. “The biggest issue with Tony has been his back, coming back from the surgery and when he got hurt again where he fractured the two transverse processes in his back. That’s been the issue for Tony.”
On his part, Romo seconded Garrett's argument by stating that he had not suffered from any fractured ribs. Romo pointed out that such pains were expected due to his aggressiveness in the field as an upcoming star and age catching up with him.
"I’ve been asked a little bit about the rib stuff, and it’s just cartilage that you end up having issues with – really for your career,” Romo said during an interview with 105.3 on Monday . “When you go through and you have stuff happen when you’re younger, they just kind of pop up from time to time as you get older.”
Cowboys have had a whole weekend to relax. Garrett is hopeful that some of the players who have been away nursing injuries will make a comeback ahead of their clash with Philadelphia on Sunday. Top in his list includes Tyler Patmon and Jeff Heath.
Patmon has been away nursing knee and ankle injuries that were suffered when Cowboys clashed with Jacksonville on November 9 which saw his side take the lead with 31-17. On the other hand, Heath has been unable to play after suffering a broken thumb when he was intercepted by Giants running back, Andre Williams on November 23. Heath has since faced the surgeon's knife to bring his thumb back to life.
"Hopefully Heath will be back, hopefully Patmon will be back on the practice field on Wednesday,” Garrett said. “We’ll see how those guys do, and maybe we’ll have a chance to have those guys play this week.”
Heath had earlier stated that he is looking to return to the field so that he can play during his side's rematch with Eagles. He still has a chance to prove himself right during his team's Wednesday's practice session.
Garrette stated that Wednesday's session will be used as a weighing scale to determine whether some of the injured players are fit to get back to the game. They include Dekoda Watson and DeMarcus Lawrence. “We’ll try to give each of those guys a chance on Wednesday and just see how they progress,” Garrett said.
Buy Now: Sony PlaysStation VR In Stock Here