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Colombo Suffered Broken Fibula



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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Michael Strahan #92 of the New York Giants fights with Marc Colombo #75 of the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Giants Stadium November 11, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants won 31-20. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    In a quiet first half of football in Green Bay, the Dallas Cowboys may have suffered a devastating blow.

    Right tackle Marc Colombo went down midway through the first quarter after his left leg was rolled up by the Packers' Johnny Jolly on the back end of a sweep. As anyone who saw Fox's slow-motion replay probably surmised, this was a potentially nasty injury.

    The early report had team officials describing the injury as a "bad high ankle sprain," a time-consuming and all too common injury among linemen. However, it may be worse than that.

    NBC-DFW's Matt Barrie has reported from Green Bay that Colombo suffered a broken left fibula.

    The Cowboys are one of only six teams in the NFL to have started the same five offensive linemen in each game this season, a distinction that may be in jeopardy with the injury to Colombo.