It appears Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo will be listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins after a CT scan revealed only one fracture to his ribs, and despite being diagnosed with a punctured lung.
However, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has said he isn't sure that Romo will play, and expects the decision to be based on whether veteran quarterback will be able to manage the pain.
I can't imagine [the pain] being any worse, Romo said, after Sunday's game, and firmly declared that he would play against the Redskins since he could finish the game against San Francisco.
Romo was sidelined in the third quarter against the 49ers, but returned in heroic fashion by completing 12-of-15 passes, including a 77-yard overtime completion to Jesse Holley, that set up Dan Bailey's game-winning field goal.
Head coach Jason Garrett said there's no reason to think Romo would miss Monday night's game.
The Cowboys issued a Monday press release that Romo has evidence of a pneumothorax, which is a collection of air or gas in the space around the lungs, and that can result from a puncture caused by a rib fracture. Romo will receive extra treatment and could wear extra protection for his ribs should he suit up next week.
Romo's situation harkens back to November 1966, when quarterback Don Meredith threw for 406 yards against the Redskins to lead the Cowboys to a 31-30 victory.
Romo's puncture is small and stable, but should he experience complications between now and Monday, which is unlikely, Garrett can turn to Jon Kitna, an experienced NFL back up.