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News: DC.com: Witten To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Abdominal Injury

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    Witten To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Abdominal Injury

    Nick Eatman



    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...3?campaign=tw_dal_article_wittenspleen_081512




    OXNARD, Calif. – While injuries have definitely piled up for the Cowboys here during their time in California, there haven’t been too many major setbacks to this point.

    But that might have changed here with the latest injury to the most unlikely of players.

    Tight end Jason Witten potentially could be out for some time, maybe even the rest of the preseason and possibly into the regular season with an abdominal injury he suffered in the Oakland game Monday night. The injury is officially diagnosed as a lacerated spleen.

    Coach Jason Garrett said Witten will likely be “idle” for about 7-10 days and he ruled him out of playing in both Saturday’s game with the Chargers and the next week’s game against St. Louis at Cowboys Stadium.

    “It’s a very serious injury and we’re really taking this day-by-day,” Garrett said. “He has to be very still and idle for the next week to 10 days. You won’t see him out on the practice field. We have to make sure he heals as well as possible and as quickly as possible. Asking (Witten) to be still and idle is a hard thing. But he has to let time heal it.”

    Like with all key players, the Cowboys are solely focused on getting Witten ready for Sept. 5 opener against the Giants at the Meadowlands.

    Injuries to the abdominal area can often be serious and sometimes lead to other complications if not properly treated. It appeared the injury occurred in the first quarter of Monday’s 3-0 preseason win over Oakland. Witten caught a pass from Tony Romo for -2 yards and was belted by Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain. Immediately, Witten popped up and went to the sideline, and wasn’t in the game for the next play, suggesting his night was over...

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