Tony Romo Playing Injured?

October 16, 2008

Despite recent reports that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was out for a month with a broken pinky injury, he said on Wednesday that he would like to play in this weekend’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

Romo broke the pinky finger on his throwing hand last Sunday during the loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He did not practice on Wednesday, however he did spend time throwing the ball on the sidelines. Reports say he was able to throw the ball well, despite a splint on his pinky, and appeared confident and comfortable doing so. The Cowboys main concern is Romo further injuring his pinky should he play this Sunday. There is also no way to know how his finger will hold up during game conditions, and it is unknown if he can protect the ball, take a snap, or throw accurately under pressure.

After his injury, Jets quarterback Brett Favre called Romo and offered encouragement.

“The only thing I said was, it’s worth trying [to play] if you can deal with the pain and can function good enough with a splint. If not, don’t try.”

Romo’s streak of 32 consecutive starts for the Cowboys is in jeopardy due to this injury, and his fate is in the hands of Dallas management and medical personnel.

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