Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been telling us for weeks his back is more or less fine.
What he didn’t tell us, until last night, was that he’s had a broken rib for most of the last two months as well.
Via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Romo said he’s not sure when he suffered the injury, either Sept. 21 against the Rams or Oct. 5 against the Saints. While that might seem extreme, Romo has also played with a broken rib and a punctured lung.
He said his back is all but healed, and the ribs are feeling better now. He looked much better last night in beating the Bears than his short-week struggles against the Eagles.
“I took a [pain-killing] shot this week,” Romo said. “I didn’t last week in the Eagles game, and that was a poor decision I think.”
If Romo’s trying to up his tough-guy credentials, that’s probably not necessary any more. But the fact he’s dealing with multiple injuries explains why he’s looked so careful about the back problem.