Tony Romo suffers fractured bone in back, out 6-10 weeks

Thursday night, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down on a nasty hit in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He immediately grabbed his back and it looked like he could have been injured pretty seriously.

On Saturday, the Cowboys’ worst fears were confirmed when it was reported that Romo had suffered a fractured bone in his back and would be out for some time, which head coach Jason Garrett didn’t specify on. However, NBC Sports’ Mike Florio reported that the injury would keep him out 6-10 weeks.

Garrett later spoke with reporters and said they were confident that Romo would be able to return to the field at some point this year.

This leaves the Cowboys in a position to start 2016 draft pick Dak Prescott, who has been on fire this preseason. It certainly seems like he could be the starter going forward and could hold on to the job with a good performance this year.

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