We found out yesterday that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez
Bryant sustained a finger injury that threatened the remainder of his regular
season. However, the wide out told reporters that it will take more than a fractured
index finger to keep him off the field, adding that he is hoping to play
through the injury, reports Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.
"It would take more than this to take me out,"
Bryant said. "No way. They'd have to break my leg to keep me out."
Bryant’s injury may require surgery, and if he doesn’t go
under the knife or puts the procedure off until after the season, Cowboys owner
Jerry Jones said he risks “permanent stiffness in the finger.” However, Jones
added that it will ultimately be Bryant’s decision on whether or not he continues
to play with the injury.
While the Cowboys certainly don’t want Bryant to become
damaged goods for the sake of a shot at a wild-card berth, they are still in
the hunt for a playoff spot and their chances would likely be significantly
impacted if the wide receiver isn’t on the field.
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