Tony Romo still getting shots for rib

October, 20, 2011
10/20/11
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IRVING -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is still taking shots for a fracture rib, suffered in the Week 2 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

The injury normally takes six-to-eight weeks to heal. Romo also suffered a small puncture of his lung as a result of the rib getting fractured, but that healed prior to the Week 3 game vs. Washington.

Romo will still wear a vest to protect the rib.

"They're getting better," Romo said after Thursday's practice. "Hopefully in a couple of weeks, they'll be all the way healed. Still the vest. I think we've got the shot one more week hopefully and then we're done. We'll see. That's what they're telling me."

Romo is just getting shots to perform on game days and doesn't appear to have any physical issues to attempt passes or move around the pocket. He's taken a few knockdowns since the 49ers game and gotten up slowly on a few hits but nothing that would cause the Cowboys any concern at this point.

The vest Romo wears is a little cumbersome, but he's used to it now.

"It will be nice whenever I'm able to wear something a little smaller," he said. "But it's been great. It's been a benefit. It will be nice here going forward."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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