Found August 22, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:


According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will not need to undergo surgery for his lacerated spleen.  He’s questionable for the Cowboys opener against the Giants.

Cowboys doctors informed TE Jason Witten he will not need surgery for lacerated spleen. @jasonwitten is questionable for opener vs. NYG.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2012

This is great news for the Cowboys and Witten.  I think if anything he’ll only miss the season opener.


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