Tony Romo has cracked rib and punctured lung

IRVING, Texas ( - While a CT scan revealed only one fracture to Tony Romo's ribs, the Cowboys' quarterback has been diagnosed with a punctured lung, according to sources.

Coach Jason Garrett, who never specifically addressed the lung puncture, said Monday that he did not rule out Romo playing next week against Washington, and sources confirmed that it doesn't change his status for that game.

"I would not think there's any reason to think that he won't play Monday," Garrett said. "We're certainly hopeful."

Romo said Sunday that because he was able to close out the game against the Niners, he would play against the Redskins on Monday Night Football. In the locker room Monday, Romo said the pain was the same as it was after the game.

begin inline 1