The Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo has two fractures in his back, sources said Saturday. However, the QB could still play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Romo hasn’t practiced all week since getting an MRI Tuesday to investigate the severity of a new back injury suffered in Monday Night Football. The MRI turned out negative, giving hope to Romo and the Cowboys coaching staff that he would be healthy enough to suit up for the Cawboys’ Week 9 game against the Cardinals.
Late Saturday the chances of Romo playing Sunday took a turn for the worse, as multiple sources told ESPN that the Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo has two fractures in his back. Although Romo is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game and has been called “a game-time decision,” his appearance is highly unlikely.
Apparently Romo suffered two fractured transverse process in his back. The transverse process is a small bone that sticks out from either side of the vertebrae, like the crossing part of the letter “T.”
Romo suffered the back injury during the Cowboys’ Monday Night Football 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Romo’s injury happened in the third quarter during a sack by Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson. Romo returned in the fourth quarter but hasn’t participated in any football activities since.
According to ESPN, both the Cowboys and Romo have stressed this this new injury is unrelated to the surgery he had to repair his disks late last year. The Cowboys and their QB have also reiterated time and again that the injury isn’t a threat to ending Romo’s season.
If Romo isn’t able to start Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, backup QB Brandon Weeden will get the nod and Dustin Vaughan will play backup. Weeden took first-team reps all week while Romo got treatment for his back. If you don’t see Romo in the starting lineup, you won’t see him again until the Cowboys’ Nov. 9 game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars.