Dez Bryant met with a hand specialist who confirmed a fractured left index finger requiring surgery, but the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver informed the team he will attempt to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, According to ESPN.
"One of the things that we know about Dez is that he's a tough guy and he loves playing football," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday morning. "He's going to give himself and our team every chance possible to play in (Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers) and continue to play this season.
"We just need to get more medical information about how to handle the situation right now, the best way to handle it for now and for the future."
Bryant faces the possibility the finger could become permanently stiff if he re-injures it. The Cowboys medical staff will attempt to protect the finger in a way that still allows him to catch a pass.
Bryant has been quarterback Tony Romo's biggest threat this season with 1,028 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.