Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lies on the turf after he went down on a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season

FRISCO, Texas — Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.

Garrett said on Saturday that Romo sustained a broken bone in his back when he was hit from behind by Seattle's Cliff Avrill and slid awkwardly on the third play of a preseason game.

Romo tried to get back into Thursday's game and said afterward he was OK. But Garrett said the 36-year-old Romo woke up on Friday with stiffness, and an exam revealed Romo's fourth back injury in less than four years. The injury will not require surgery.

Garrett wouldn't rule out Romo for the regular-season opener on Sept. 11 against the New York Giants. Rookie Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick who has had a strong preseason, is the presumed starter, although Garrett wouldn't acknowledge that either.

"If you guys remember, he has played with fractures in his back before," Garrett said, referring to Romo's quick return from a small fracture in his back in 2014.

"So that probably more than anything else is what is not giving us a timetable. We've heard a wide range of possibilities in terms of when he would be able to play."

The Cowboys plunged from 12-4 in 2014 to 4-12 last season, when Romo missed 12 games with a twice-broken left collarbone. Dallas went 1-11 without him.

Romo had back surgery twice in 2013, the first time during the offseason and again in December after rupturing a disk in Week 16 against Washington and missing the finale that the Cowboys lost with a playoff berth on the line.

In 2014, the four-time Pro Bowl player sustained a small fracture in his back and missed a loss to Arizona before leading the Cowboys to the NFC East title and their first playoff win since 2009.

Garrett said Romo's injury won't end his season.

"It's not related to the other back issues that he's had," Garrett said. "There is a specific to the hit he took the other night in the game."

Related News

French president visits children at charity holiday program

Aug 3, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has played ball and had lunch with children at a charity holiday program west of Paris to call attention to the problem of families who can't afford summer vacation

Leicester's slump escalates with 2-0 loss at Swansea

Feb 12, 2017

Leicester's title defense in the Premier League sunk to a new low on Sunday when the slumping champions lost 2-0 to Swansea for a fifth straight defeat

Cowboys' Whitehead: Dognapping and ransom is 'sickening'

Jul 18, 2017

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom

You may also like these

French president visits children at charity holiday program

Aug 3, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has played ball and had lunch with children at a charity holiday program west of Paris to call attention to the problem of families who can't afford summer vacation

Leicester's slump escalates with 2-0 loss at Swansea

Feb 12, 2017

Leicester's title defense in the Premier League sunk to a new low on Sunday when the slumping champions lost 2-0 to Swansea for a fifth straight defeat

Cowboys' Whitehead: Dognapping and ransom is 'sickening'

Jul 18, 2017

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom

SukanKini focuses on the nation’s favorite sports and local leagues and the rivalry between our teams with other players across South East Asia and even all over the world.

Contact us: sales@sukankini.com

Automobile Racing Badminton Bowling Boxing Canoeing And Kayaking Field Hockey Football Hockey Motorcycle Racing Racquetball Soccer Press