With the notable exception of safety Barry Church, who will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury suffered against Seattle, the Dallas Cowboys came away from a very physical 16-10 win over the Seahawks on Sunday generally healthy. Word came shortly after the game that Miles Austin, who broke out for 107 yards receiving on the day, was okay after suffering bruised ribs in the third quarter.
Austin sustained the injury on a 49-yard pass from Tony Romo when he came down awkwardly on the Seahawks’ defender. Luckily for the Cowboys and their fans, Austin returned after a few plays and, aside from a little pain in the area, is feeling fine.
“I kind of came down on them,” Austin said, per the Dallas Morning News, “and I don’t know if the ball was underneath me or his hand was underneath me.”
Coming off of his first 100-yard game of 2012, and having missed the entire preseason (for the second year in a row) with a hamstring issue, the fact that Austin returned to the game seems to suggest that he’ll be ready for Monday night’s affair with Chicago.
“A little banged up,” Austin said. “But I felt better.”
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