When reports surfaced last week that Jason Witten was in a hospital with a possible spleen injury, Cowboys Nation collectively stopped breathing. It was soon revealed that Witten's injury was 'just' a lacerated spleen, and internet sites featuring "lacerated spleen" on their pages experienced a sudden and unexpected surge in traffic. What Cowboys fans read on those pages didn't prove to be particularly reassuring, but word soon emerged that Witten needed to remain idle for a week to ten days, after which a determination would be made about whether that laceration would heal by itself or whether surgery was needed.
That idle time appears to have been up today, and per a report from Adam Schefter, Witten won’t need surgery:
Dallas Cowboys doctors informed tight end Jason Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The bleeding in Witten's spleen has subsided, and doctors believe it now will heal on its own.
Cowboys fans everywhere just started breathing again.