Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had to leave the stadium in a wheelchair after injuring his back during Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Redskins and he was still on crutches Tuesday, leading to tests over the last few days to determine the extent of any damage.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys got good news from those tests. Bryant has no structural damage to his back and the receiver has been diagnosed with back spasms that should not impact his readiness for next season.
Bryant also has a fractured index finger on his left hand, which was thought to be a season-ending injury until Bryant opted to put off surgery to help the Cowboys’ attempt to make the playoffs. Bryant did plenty in the final weeks to help that effort, one that obviously fell short although Watkins reports that the end of the season hasn’t led to the surgery being scheduled yet.
Bryant put together a huge 2012 season, finishing with 92 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns. It’s the best of his three NFL seasons and exactly the kind of production the Cowboys were hoping to get when they selected Bryant in the first round of the 2010 draft.