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Report: Romo's Punctured Lung Has Healed

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    It’s beginning to look more and more likely that quarterback Tony Romo will start in the week three match-up against the Redskins in Arlington on Monday night.

    Romo underwent a CT scan on Thursday--his second this week--which revealed that the punctured lung, suffered in the first half of last week’s 27-24 victory over the 49ers in San Francisco, has healed, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports. As Moore points out, this is a sign that Jerry Jones may have been correct in his initial assessment--that if Romo can tolerate the pain of the cracked rib, he will play.

    If the punctured lung had yet to heal by Monday, obviously, the risk of allowing Romo to play in the home opener would grow; but given the result of the CT scan and Romo’s own assessment, it looks like he will fight through the pain and start against Washington.

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