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Romo To Have X-Rays on Sore Ribs

Tony Romo had to leave Sunday night's opener briefly after taking a brutal hit to the ribs

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    Frank Heinz, NBC DFW
    After the crushing hit that left him laying on the turf, Romo will have an X-ray done to check his ribs.

    After being sandwiched (hard) by two New York Giants defenders late in the second quarter of Sunday night’s season opening win, Tony Romo crumpled to the turf at AT&T Stadium and, after being attended to by doctors, left the game.

    Fortunately, Romo returned after half and helped lead Dallas to a 36-31 victory, but it was fairly obvious that he was still feeling the aftereffects of the hit throughout the second half.

    Obviously it’s something that doesn’t feel great some times,” Romo said after the game, per the Dallas Morning News. “You’ve just got to suck it up and go. It’s part of playing football.”

    Romo added that he’d have the ribs X-rayed on Monday.

    “I don’t think he was 100 percent,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said of Romo. “But that’s the nature of this league. You rarely are 100 percent.”

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