According to a report, Dez Bryant needed a bone graft during his surgery, and is expected to be out until late November. However, the Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver (WR) has slammed down the report.
The initial diagnosis on the broken foot was a four to six weeks of recovery, but it appears that the star WR will have to miss more time for the Texas team, which also lost its starting quarterback Tony Romo to an injury.
NFL.com reported the latest on Bryant’s injury, which happened during the Cowboys opening game of the season against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys were scheduled to work out a few wide receivers with hopes of finding a temporary replacement for Bryant. Among the names reportedly trying out for a roster spot in Dallas are Hakeem Nicks, Nick Toon, Clyde Gates and Austin Pettis.
Before the reported bone graft procedure, Bryant was positive that he would be able to return this season and rejoin the Cowboys in the first half of the season.
“I will keep the all Dallas Cowboys fans updated so don't listen to all the craziness.... Surgery went great..... I can't wait to get back,” Bryant posted in his Twitter account.
The Cowboys star WR also disputed the new report from Rapoport, although Bryant did not specify his possible return.
Whenever the media can't talk to me.. Reports get made like this..10 to 12 weeks... we will just see how long I'm out lol .. Go cowboys!!
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 20, 2015
The Cowboys have also lost QB Romo to a shoulder injury in their Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dallas won, 20-10, but Romo could miss a number of games due to a broken left collarbone.