Dallas Cowboys swing tackle Chaz Green has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back, but is going to try and play through it down the stretch.
Green practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and is hoping to progress throughout the week. He is still hoping to be an option for the Cowboys at some point this season.
“It’s something I’m trying to work through,” Green said. “Given the time of the season, obviously it needs time but I don’t have that, so just trying to see if it’s something I can work through.”
Green opened the season as the swing tackle and started two games at left tackle with Tyron Smith sidelined with a back injury. Green started a Week 3 game against Chicago and again in Week 4 at San Francisco, a game in which he injured his foot.
The foot has fully healed for Green, but the back injury is what’s slowed him of late. Green acknowledged that he may have to undergo back surgery in the offseason.
“I’m not trying to think like that,” Green said. “I mean, it’s a possibility, but I’m not thinking like that. I’m just trying to stay positive, try to make sure I can calm it down and see if I can work through it.”
Green, a 2015 third-round pick out of Florida, has battled injuries throughout his career. He didn’t play as a rookie after undergoing hip surgery before the season.