Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s back injury in Week 3 of the preseason wasn’t as benign as the team led us to believe.
Head coach Jason Garrett said Saturday that an MRI on Romo’s back Friday revealed a broken bone in his back.
Tony Romo had an MRI Friday. MRI found he has a broken bone in his back
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2016
My understanding is that best-case scenario is that #Cowboys QB Tony Romo returns by mid-season. He broke a different bone than last time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2016
The latest reports indicate he’ll be out for between eight and 10 weeks.
Romo’s back has long been an issue. He suffered two fractured trasverse process in 2014 but managed to play through that injury.
He lasted but one series on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. A hard hit sent the veteran quarterback reaching for his back in agony, though he and the team quickly brushed the injury off as nothing of consequence.
At this point it’s a darn good thing rookie Dak Prescott has been so impressive. Through three weeks of preseason action the rookie out of Mississippi State has thrown five touchdowns, rushed for two more and has not been turned over once.
Now it’s time for the rookie to take his game to the next level, as regular season games are much more of a test.