On Monday night, Tony Romo escaped unscathed a Monday night game before which Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he’s target the quarterback’s broken ribs. (The fact that DeAngelo was once faked out of his Underoos by Jake Delhomme likely played a role.)
Tony Romo may not be quite as lucky today.
He’s facing the Lions and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has a reputation for roughing up quarterbacks. Per Ed Werder of ESPN, Suh said he won’t try to hurt Romo. And then Suh added this caveat.
“But it could happen.”
Indeed it could. And it if happens it won’t mean that Suh has done anything wrong. Romo knows the risk he’s taking. Besides, the original rib fracture came on a fairly innocuous play. As long as Suh operates within the rules, any injury that happens to Romo or any other offensive player is fair game.