Dallas Cowboys all-pro receiver wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot during his team’s 27-26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Bryant appeared to suffer the injury at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The injury is sometimes called a “Jones Fracture.”
Bryant had surgery on Monday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The fifth metatarsal is on the outside of the foot (smallest toe).
A screw was inserted into Bryant’s right foot to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal. What does this mean to the Cowboys and Bryant’s career? Keep reading!
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According to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Bryant’s recovery time could be four to six weeks, but sources told the Dallas Morning News that Bryant could be out for up to eight weeks, which would would push his return back into November.
“Dez Bryant’s a great player,” Garrett said. “He’s one of the best players we have and one of the best in the league and he makes a huge difference for us.”
“Sometimes, those guys aren’t available to you, so the next guy has to go in there and play, and everyone has to do their job,” Garrett added.
During the offseason, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones signed Bryant to a five-year, $70 million deal with $48 million guaranteed. Bryant skipped the club’s offseason workouts while he was involved in the contract dispute. He signed his massive new deal just before the start of training camp and did not play in any preseason games.
“That’s a tough loss. You can’t replace Dez Bryant,” Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. “I hurt for him, right now, because I know how much he loves to play this game. You need guys to step up. No one is going to be Dez Bryant, but the guys can do what they do well, and that’s my job is to help that whole situation.”
Bryant was wise to get medical care so soon and not ignore it. Hopefully, his recovery will be fast, but Bryant will need to stay off the field until he completely heals, otherwise he could re-injure his foot and miss more games.
If you have suffered some serious foot pain, do not let it go untreated or it could very well get worse. Get your foot looked at today so that tomorrow is pain-free.
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