Cowboys right guard Brian Waters is almost certainly done for the season with torn triceps, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday in an appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan.
"It looks like he's out for the year," Jones said, per ESPNDallas.com.
According to the ESPN Dallas report, Waters was hoping to play through the injury, while team doctors insist that he needs to take care of the triceps now. Obviously, injuries are a part of the NFL, but Waters really outdid himself in Detroit. Aside from the triceps, Waters also suffered injuries to the ribs and knee.
"Just trying to make it out of Detroit alive, man," Waters said.
Waters was lured out of retirement by the Cowboys prior to the start of the season, after sitting out all of 2012. He will be replaced by Mackenzy Bernadeau, who lost his starting job as soon as Waters was up to speed with the Dallas offense.
"He's done a lot," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "Maybe as much as anything else, it's his demeanor. He's a guy that plays the game the right way. He's physical, he's tough, he knows what to do, he plays with a little bit of an edge to him--and that's a positive thing. I've talked to our team about it--it's contagious."
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