SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a 77 yard pass in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 18, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Tony Romo's Lung Has Healed, But Week 3 Status Remains Unknown

Tony Romo suffered a broken rib and punctured lung in Dallas' Week 2 win. It is unknown if he'll be able to play against the Redskins in Week 3.

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Tony Romo Status: Cowboys QB Expected To Play Vs. Redskins

Earlier this week a report surfaced that Tony Romo planned to play in the Dallas Cowboys Monday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins despite a couple of injuries. Romo suffered last week a punctured lung and a rib injury in the Cowboys overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Romo's punctured lung has reportedly healed and dealing with the rib injury he has is generally a matter of pain tolerance. For that, ESPN's Ed Werder reports, Romo will take a painkiller injection for Monday's game and give it a go.

He's expected to start the game against the Redskins, Werder reports.

The Cowboys are in a surprisingly big game against the Redskins, who lead the division with a 2-0 record. I don't think many people expected the Redskins to start off the season this way so you know they'll have the motivation to come in and take it to Dallas (and, for DeAngelo Hall, take it to Romo's ribs).

Check out SB Nation's Blogging The Boys, where they're talking about how the Cowboys will protect Romo.


Tony Romo's Status Still Unclear As Cowboys Prepare For Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys still aren't sure whether they'll have Tony Romo behind center when they take on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football this week. Romo suffered a punctured lung and a cracked rib in last week's overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers and the punctured lung has apparently healed.

There are reports that he was fitted with a protective vest, which suggests they're preparing for the possibility of him playing. A person close to Romo told ESPN that he expects to play.

Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that Romo hopes he can play but has only done some light throwing. He has not yet been cleared to play, which is an important note. As much as Romo wants to play, the team will do what's in their best long-term interests.

It's good for him that the Cowboys play on Monday because it gives him another day to prepare. Will that be enough? I would imagine we won't be hearing a definitive answer on Romo's status until the day of the game. 


Tony Romo's Lung Injury Healed; Status Vs. Redskins Still In Question

Will Tony Romo's injury prevent him from playing against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football? There's still no definitive word on that but the punctured lung he suffered last week has healed, ESPN's Calvin Watkins reports. That's a step in the right direction but Watkins reports his status for Week 3 is still in question.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier this week, citing a person close to Romo, that he definitely wanted to give it a go and planned to play. 

His other injury was a cracked rib and that's something that is usually a pain management issue, which means a pain killer injection help him work through that.

The Cowboys will issue their final injury report on Friday afternoon, which means they'll be listing Romo as probable, questionable, doubtful or out. My money would be on questionable, as there's no reason to give the Redskins any idea whether he'll play.

Check out Blogging The Boys where they've been tracking the Romo injury all week.


Tony Romo Injury: Cowboys QB Won't Practice Thursday

The punctured lung to Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will prevent him from practicing on Thursday, ESPN reports. Romo suffered the punctured lung, along with a rib injury, in last week's overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett gave the team Tuesday and Wednesday off to heal from injuries so Romo will miss the week's first practice.

The Cowboys believe the punctured lung could heal within a matter of days and Romo will undergo a CT scan on Thursday to better observe the healing process. He was fitted for a protective vest earlier this week could wear that on Monday, along with taking painkillers. 

Romo is still expected to be available for Week 3's Monday Night Football game against the division-leading 2-0 Washington Redskins, Garrett told reporters on Wednesday.  How effective he is in that game, and how well he can move, appears to be the question.

Head over to SB Nation's Blogging The Boys for a full update on what's going on with Romo this week.


Redskins Players Will Target Tony Romo's Injured Ribs

It's well known at this point that Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffered a rib injury, as well as a punctured lung, against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. That's a fact that hasn't escaped DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins, who play Romo's Cowboys in Week 3.

Hall says, if given the opportunity, he knows where he'll be hitting Romo, if he plays, this week.

"Absolutely. I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever's hurt," Hall said. "Romo's ribs - I'm going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones' shoulder's hurt, I'm not going to cut him. I'm definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that's just part of it.

"If you know something's wrong with an opponent, you're going to try to target in on that. We're going to try to definitely get as many hats on that team as possible."

This isn't really uncommon and it's one of the reasons some coaches would prefer to keep the specifics of their players' injuries to themselves. 

That said, Romo's status for Sunday is still up in the air. ESPN's Adam Schefter cites a source close to Romo who says he'll be playing but we won't know that for sure until the two teams meet. 

Romo's performance in Week 2 against the 49ers was good enough to earn him the game ball from SB Nation's Blogging The Boys


Tony Romo Injury: Cowboys Not Sure If QB Will Play Vs. Redskins

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffered a fracture rib and a punctured lung in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers and, even though he came out shortly, he returned to finish the game. The status of Romo for Week 3, however, is in doubt.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week that he wasn't sure if Romo would be able to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 3. 

 "I don't know," Jones said. "I really don't. I understand the nature of the injury as much as you can without being in medicine. We'll just have to see how it goes. It has everything to do with just his ability to handle the pain, and we know he has a bunch of it."

The Redskins are 2-0 so, even with Romo, this is a difficult game for them. 

This will be an important story throughout the week, looking at how much Romo practices. If he's in, I'm probably picking the Cowboys. But if he's not, I think you have to give the edge to the Redskins.


Tony Romo Injury: Cowboys QB's Punctured Lung, And Why It Can Be A Dangerous Wound

Tony Romo's injury isn't just a broken rib -- we learned on Monday that the Dallas Cowboys quarterback also has a small puncture in his lung. SB Nation's Medical Expert breaks down Romo's injuries and explains why punctured lungs can be so worrisome.


Tony Romo's Injury Includes Punctured Lung, According To Report

One of the story lines across the NFL this week is the comeback victory for the Dallas Cowboys over the San Francisco 49ers engineered by 201 fourth quarter passing yards by the Cowboys' Tony Romo. He left the game briefly with what was reported as a rib injury but later returned to lead the Cowboys to victory.

ESPN Dallas reported on Monday morning that Romo suffered from a cracked rib and now ESPN's Chris Mortensen has more: Romo also has a punctured lung

He said on Sunday after the game and again on Monday that he would be ready for next week's game against the Washington Redskins. Head coach Jason Garrett didn't hint at a punctured lung at Monday's press conference.

"I would not think there's any reason to think that he won't play Monday," Garrett said. "We're certainly hopeful."

We should know more about Romo's status throughout the week. The Cowboys will practice on Wednesday through Friday and they'll have to announce Romo's game status by Friday.


Michael Vick, Tony Romo Among Big Names Suffering Injury In Week 2

Michael Vick, Tony Romo, Jamaal Charles -- there was no shortage of big-name players going down with an injury during Week 2 in the NFL. SB Nation's Medical Expert recaps the damage and offers limited prognosis with the info we have.


Tony Romo Injury: Cracked Rib No Obstacle In Overtime Win

A cracked rib did not prevent Tony Romo from leading the Dallas Cowboys to an overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers. Romo came back into the game late in the third quarter, after most starting asking how many weeks he would miss.

On his second series after returning he threw for more than 80 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown strike to Miles Austin to make it 21-24. That play had nothing on Romo’s first and only overtime pass, the Cowboys’ first offensive play of the extra frame.

With the ball on their own 22-yard line, Romo threw a 28-yard deep ball to Jesse Holley who added another 49 yards after the catch to set up the game winning field goal. Jesse Holley, you may remember, won Michael Irvin’s football reality show, “4th and Long.”

The gutsy play by the Cowboys quarterback represents a complete turnaround from his late interception, with the game tied, against the Jets last week.


Tony Romo Injury: Cowboys Quarterback Out, Jon Kitna In

Tony Romo took a bad hit at the very end of the first half between the Dallas Cowboys and San Fransisco 49ers. However, at the time, most wrote it off as the kind of thing that happens to quarterbacks all the time and assumed that he would come back in for the third quarter. Instead, Jon Kitna has taken the field for the Cowboys and will be in the game for the foreseeable future.

Romo came out of the locker room and was on the sidelines at the start of the quarter with his shoulder pads on, but was quickly taken back into the locker room for further examination. His injury is being reported as a rib injury, but the severity of the injury and the probability of his return are not yet being reported.

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