CB Terence Newman said he doesn't have plantar fasciitis after all. He has a tear in his plantar fascia near his right heel.
"I think it’s something that’s probably going to be bothering me for the whole year," Newman said. "At the same time, there’s ways that we can deal with it that will limit the pain that I have. Right now, the problem that I have is I can’t plant on it. There’s no way that I can plant on my foot.
"We can do things that can help me out during a game – maybe freeze it a little bit, I don’t know. It would have been better if I completely tore the whole thing, I think, than just to tear half of it."
Newman said the Cowboys' trainers have told him this is an extremely rare injury. Doctors they discussed it with could only think of two cases they'd seen. That makes it very tough to predict a timeframe for his recovery.
"I’m going to try to be ready for the opener," he said. "That’s the target date. I don’t think I’m going to miss the opener, one way or the other. If I’m ready, I’m playing. If I’m not ready, I’m playing."
Wow, not good, the news just keeps getting worse on this injury. Panic time yet?
Hat tip to JJsharigel for posting the news in this diary.