IRVING Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hopes to practice this week. Regardless, he vows to be good to go against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Romo missed a Wednesday practice for the fifth consecutive week. This time, though, Romo’s absence wasn’t merely for strength training to aid his surgically repaired back.
He instead also is trying to heal his ribs and his left ankle, which he injured during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
“I think I’ll be able to practice as the week goes on,” Romo said Wednesday. “We’ll take it day by day, and obviously reassess it each day. I think I’m getting close. We’ve worked diligently since the game, treatment and all of the other stuff you can do. It’s responding to it well. I’ll be good to go.”
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Romo injured his ribs on a third-down incompletion in the first quarter when Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner hit him.
“He got me good,” Romo said.
The rib injury has altered some of the core exercises Romo does to help his back.
“There are other ways you can go about it,” Romo said. “There are always new ways to do the same thing. You just have to adjust in that regard.”
Romo injured his ankle in the first quarter, though he can’t remember exactly what play, and it stiffened as the game progressed.
“It kind of happens, and later in the game, you start to really feel it,” he said.