The results of a CT scan of a small puncture in Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's lung shows the injury has healed, which could lead to him playing in the Monday night home opener against the Washington Redskins, a source said Friday morning.
But there are no guarantees Romo will play.
He still has a fractured rib, suffered along with the lung injury in a Week 2 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
"Tony certainly had his examination [Thursday] and everything is on go as we would hoped it would be and expected it to be relative to his lung status," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on ESPN's NFL 32 on Thursday.
"That still doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play Monday night, but still that's on go."
Romo did not practice on Thursday, but the Cowboys have practices on Friday and Saturday plus a walkthrough on Sunday in which he could get ready to play. He could also try to get some work in on Monday night at Cowboys Stadium.
While this is good news, Romo still has a fractured rib. We'll see how this situation develops over the next two days and whether Romo is able to participate in any part of practice. The feeling is that he'll play, so owners without a comparable option on the bench can probably keep him in their lineups.