Tony Romo either didn’t want to know or didn’t care.
After taking a hard shot to the ribs just before halftime of last night’s win over the Giants, Romo elected to not get an X-ray, or take any pain medication before coming back to play the second half.
The team said at that point he just had the wind knocked out of him, but he was clearly in pain as the second half progressed.
“You take some hits sometimes and you’ve got to come back from it,” Romo said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “We had plenty of guys do the same thing and it was no different. You get back out there and play. I’ll be fine.”
Romo will have those X-rays today, and it won’t be a surprise if they show something. Romo came back to play with a broken rib and a punctured lung against the 49ers two years ago, so his toughness was never in question.
“You knew he was hurting, but that’s just him,” tight end Jason Witten said. “He’s a competitor. He finds a way. He did it in San Francisco. He’s done it his entire career. He’s just a warrior. He bounces back and he kept leading us and finding throws. I thought he did a great job of showing toughness. When the quarterback shows that kind of toughness I think everybody kind of feeds off that.”
As long as today’s tests don’t show more damage than was apparent, he should continue to do just that.