The Jason Witten injury could have a big impact on the Dallas Cowboys and fantasy football owners relying on him for big numbers this season. According to ESPN, Witten has a lacerated spleen that he suffered during the Monday night (August 13) preseason game. This calls into question his availability for the first game of the regular season.
The report states that Witten has a "very serious" small laceration that had been bleeding. It wasn't considered a full rupture, though, which is considered a good thing with an injury like this. The team is taking the hands-off approach with the news, meaning they aren't ready to state whether Witten is going to miss any time or not.
The Cowboys play against the New York Giants in Week 1, which means they will really need Witten on the field if Tony Romo is going to have the most success possible. This is a team that cannot afford to lose Witten for very long, but they also don't want to put his health at risk by rushing him to the field too early.
This is an injury that will get re-evaluated in about 10 days time, which will then give a better determination if surgery is needed to help him heal. It's not in the cards right now, but he has to show signs of improvement to prove that it is not needed.
What do you think about the Jason Witten injury? Can the Dallas Cowboys still win football games if they lose Witten for any part of the regular season?