by Tre Baker  on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 10:23 am  

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You'd hope it sounds worse than it really is, but hearing "lacerated spleen" never brings about a positive reaction. The Dallas Cowboys are hoping Jason Witten, its prized tight end, doesn't see his condition get any worse. That's why he's off the grids until at least September. Here's more from head coach Jason Garrett:

"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."

Nonetheless, "lacerated" is better than "ruptured", so Witten has a better chance of recovering by the time the Cowboys start playing "for real." But with unstable receivers like Dez Bryant and Miles Austin left as the only Cowboys to catch the ball, Dallas will be looking for its tight end to come back as soon as possible.



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