Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) lays on the ground after being sacked in the second quarter of the game against the New York Giants at AT

Tony Romo Suffers Injury; X-Rays Reveal Bruised Ribs

It’s was a sight many Dallas Cowboys fans dreaded. Quarterback Tony Romo was writhing in pain, laying on the ground in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants. Romo returned in the second half to lead the Cowboys to victory. But x-rays on Romo’s injury on Monday revealed the veteran quarterback has only bruised ribs, and no breaks. Okay, Cowboys Nation…take a breath.

Romo suffered the injury late in the second quarter when New York Giants’ defensive linemen Justin Trattou and Justin Tuck sandwiched him during a near sack. To add insult to literal injury, rookie wideout Terrance Williams dropped the pass in his NFL debut.

Romo reassured fans and the media after the game that he will be ready for Week Two as the team travels to Kansas City to face their new coach and the Cowboys old NFC East foe, Andy Reid. Romo should not even miss any practice time.

There is no need for this quarterback to prove his toughness anymore. It was early in the 2011 when Romo suffered a broken rib and a puncture lung during a Week Two match-up against the San Francisco 49ers.  Despite the injuries, Romo returned in that game to win it for the Cowboys in overtime. Many fans will remember it as wideout Jesse Holley’s 77-yard reception that lead to the win.

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  • R Ch

    “…wreathing with pain?” Wreathing? Was it a Christmas wreath? Easter wreath? Valentine wreath?

    Perhaps spell-check is to blame for not recognizing “writhing.”

  • Fatfan

    R ch, that was funny.
    I only wish Romo would stop audibling to the pass so often. As JJ said, some guys on the sidelines were upset that romo was audibling to the pass os often. I guess it doesn’t matter which coach is calling the plays with romo at qb.
    Protect those ribs romo, run the ball.