Tony Romo will return to practice when the rest of the team returns to practice, on Wednesday.
According to Todd Archer at the Dallas Morning News, Romo had an MRI on his right ankle on Monday that revealed a sprain but no structural damage. Romo was held out of team conditioning in Monday, as the ankle had swelled significantly. Today is an off-day.
The injury was suffered in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-21 win over the Buccaneers in Tampa, though Romo remained in the game throughout, not missing a snap; this should have been indicative of the seriosuness of the injury (or lack thereof), but for a short time, rumors surfaced that the quarterback could have suffered the ever-dreaded high ankle sprain.
Wade Phillips, however, said on Monday that he didn't "know if that is anything serious." Romo said he was fine in his postgame comments.
Luckily, it looks as though he is; backup Jon Kitna, who was acquired this off-season and thought to be an upgrade over Brad Johnson, last year's back-up, said he is ready when needed, but remained optimistic about Romo's status.
"My antennas were up all day [Sunday]," Kitna said in The News. "You're always one play away. You can never let your guard down and settle in and think, 'Ah, I'm not playing today.' It's not a way you can be, but I think he's going to be fine."
Kitna probably is an upgrade from Johnson--at least, after the snap. The snap, though, has provided Kitna with a curious obstacle of late, as he fumbled numerous exchanges in camp and over the preseason.