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Jason Witten practices, despite concerns about spleen injury

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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been warned not to tough it out as he deals with an injury to his spleen. But Witten is on the practice field in Dallas today anyway.

It remains unclear whether Witten will play in Wednesday night’s opener against the Giants, but the fact that he is practicing, even in a limited capacity, is an encouraging sign that he’s making progress.

Witten suffered the spleen injury in the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Raiders, and initially there were concerns that he could need surgery and that he might even miss the entire season. But all indications recently have been positive, and Witten getting back to work on the field is another positive step.

Still, the Cowboys have said they’re going to be cautious with Witten’s injury. Which suggests that it’s unlikely he’ll be back on the field when the regular season starts in four days.

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6 Responses to “Jason Witten practices, despite concerns about spleen injury”
  1. danielcp0303 says: Sep 1, 2012 1:23 PM

    He’s everything you’d want in a football player

  2. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 1, 2012 1:30 PM

    champ

  3. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 1, 2012 1:33 PM

    Typical meathead. Why put your life at risk over a game not too mention a losing franchise who has no hope to win anything.

  4. fmwarner says: Sep 1, 2012 3:09 PM

    I know it’s the Giants, but hold him out that first game. Because they’re in the Wednesday opener, he gets 11 more days to heal. It’s just not worth it.

  5. gpete1962 says: Sep 1, 2012 5:05 PM

    He’s a tough kid and respected by all fans and players alike but getting on the field now would just be dumb.

    If Skeletor loses him for the season he’ll have nobody to blame but himself

  6. quicktaker says: Sep 1, 2012 5:06 PM

    Apparently nothing has changed in the NFL. Team doctors continue to put players in dangerous situations. Reminds me of the story of Schlereth playing the day after kidney surgery. No caring doctor would let anyone play football this quickly after a lacerated spleen. I know Witten loves the team and is tough but somebody needs to look out for his health and bench him.

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