Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/27/12

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is seen on the field alongside Miles Austin #19 prior to the start of the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Oleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Miles Austin, DeMarco Murray Austin left many fantasy owners with a zero in the scoring column after the receiver limped off the field during Dallas' Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington. Austin was diagnosed with a right hip strain, an injury that could be particularly bothersome given his history. Austin missed six games during the 2012 season with strains to both his left and right hamstrings. After focusing on improving his flexibility in the offseason, Austin had remained injury free before going down in Week 12. While his latest injury is not a hamstring strain, a hip flexor strain can directly limit an effected individual while indirectly putting strain on the hamstrings. The hip flexors and quadriceps muscle have a functional relationship with the hamstrings. The hamstring is the antagonist muscle to the quads, meaning it acts in the opposite direction to the specific movement generated by the agonist, in this case the quads. The two muscle groups harmoniously work togethe...
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