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Cowboys Tony Romo Has Punctured Lung, Still Scheduled To Play Against Redskins

Tony Romo's determination masked a broken rib and a punctured lung. He's expected to still suit up Monday night.
Tony Romo's determination masked a broken rib and a punctured lung. He's expected to still suit up Monday night.

More news regarding Tony Romo's midsection is surfacing after the team returned to Dallas today. During the team's 27-24 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Romo suffered an injury on the team's third offensive snap. He remained in the game for the entire first half despite the injury. The team actually announced during halftime that Romo would not be returning to action, which we all know he completely disregarded.

Apparently, Romo's broken rib (singular) has done additional damage, causing a puncture in his lung as well. Todd Archer, ESPN, broke the news on Twitter:

Just filed to @ESPNDallas that Tony Romo suffered punctured lung Sunday. Doesn't change status for Sunday, according to source
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When the tweet first surfaced via ESPN Dallas, I panicked. I quickly rushed to the best doctor free money can find, the internet, and discovered that a punctured lung is often a by product of a broken rib. A small puncture can apparently heal on its own, and from Archer's sources confidence this will not set Romo back any further, we can only assume that is the case here.

In other 'Cowboys are tough guys' news, it appears that running back Felix Jones will still get the start against Washington despite his separated shoulder. According to several reports, including this one from Star Telegram's Clarence Hill, Jones will tough it out. Also included in that report is that the team is not expecting Miles Austin to play this week due to re-injuring his hamstring, and C Phil Costa's participation is highly questionable.

We should get much more information this coming Wednesday.