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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: No new rib fracture for Tony Romo

By on 12/09/2014 11:30:00 AM

After the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Chicago Bears on Thursday night last week, Tony Romo revealed that he has been playing with a broken rib this season. This was determined to be simply a misunderstanding and that Romo does not have any new issues with his ribs.

Romo has suffered injuries to his ribs in the past, and what he was referring to after the Bears game were lingering effects of these injuries, not a new fracture. According to Todd Archer of ESPN, "Romo did not suffer a fracture and instead had a cartilage issue," which head coach Jason Garrett called a "non-issue" and something that Romo has been dealing with for a "number of years." 

Although Romo had good numbers on paper last week, completing 21 of 26 passes for 205 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, he still didn't appear 100% healthy and might not be for the rest of the season. However, even though he was banged up, he was able to exploit the Bears' weak pass defense. Romo should be able to find similar success against the Philadelphia Eagles and their struggling secondary on Sunday, despite playing terribly against them on Thanksgiving, thanks to having more time to heal this week.

Romo is a fringe top-10 play this week and fantasy players should be confident using him, especially with the news that he did not suffer a new injury.

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