Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant “has every intention” of returning by week 7. The Cowboys receiver had surgery to implant a screw in his right foot to repair his 5th metatarsal bone. The injury happened in the Cowboys week one victory over the Giants.
Head Coach Jason Garrett initially said the time table for Dez’s return was 4-6 weeks. However, ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen challenged the timetable saying it could take up to eight weeks for the injury to fully heal. Bryant continues to tell his friends, family, and teammates that he will be back by week 7 ,but all official sources beg to differ.
“Some reports have suggested Bryant’s rehab could be at least a three-month recovery. However, Bryant has not been told that a return after the Cowboys’ Week 6 bye is out of the question. He continues to tell others that he expects to play in Week 7 and the Cowboys maintain that is a realistic outcome as well.” Via Jason La Canfora.
“They’re not just saying that,” said one source with knowledge of the situation. “That’s not a made up return date. Dezhas every intention of playing in the Giants game.” reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Dez has received a standard bone graph performed on his foot which helps prevent re-fracture in the future.
“[Bryant] had a standard bone graft as part of his surgery to repair his broken foot, sources told ESPN, and the team is hopeful that he can return to the lineup by Oct. 25,” via ESPN.
“ESPN’s Dr. Mark Adickes said [four to six] weeks was an aggressivetimeframe, and a more likelytimeframe for [Bryant’s] recovery is [eight to 12] weeks,” via Adam Schefter.
At this point in time it is still unclear when Dez Bryant will return. However, it seems more and more likely by the day that a week 7 return could indeed happen.
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