Tony Romo has been dealing with the effects of back surgery this past offseason and two transverse process fractures, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback let it slip Thursday night that he also has been playing through a broken rib for the better part of two months.
Romo said he was not sure in which game he suffered the injury, either Sept. 21 against the St. Louis Rams or Oct. 5 against the New Orleans Saints.
"I took a [pain-killing] shot this week," Romo said. "I didn't last week in the Eagles game, and that was a poor decision I think."
Setting aside the problems with the NFL injury reporting system (where this can go unreported for two months), the revelation may be encouraging to his owners who were worried about his poor play against the Eagles on Thanksgiving. He faces the Eagles and the Colts in the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs.