It has been a big two days for Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo who last night was commended for his impressive performance against the Chicago Bears.
Romo had an impressive night in Chicago as he led the Cowboys to a big 41-28 win at Soldier Field - throwing three touchdown passes and completing 21 of his 25 pass attempts.
But despite his impressive performance on the field, he caused a stir in his post-match press conference when he revealed a Cowboys secret.
Speaking after the game last night, Romo claimed to have been playing for two months with a broken rib.
The injury has never been declared on the Cowboy's injury report and has now spiralled out of his control.
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Multiple sources have acted quickly to claim that Romo misspoke and has in fact not broken a rib but had torn rib cartilage.
Despite the alternative opinions, there will now be an investigation by the NFL into why Romo's rib injury was not listed on their injury report since the league's policy is quite clear.
"All players with significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed on the report, even if the player takes all the reps in practice, and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game." NFL policy on team's injury reports
Teams found to be violating the policy are subject to a fine like the New York Jets received in 2009 after not disclosing an injury to then Quarterback Brett Favre.
Romo has been on the injury report all season due to problems with his back that Romo underwent surgery on in the past off-season and hurt once again in a match with the Washington Redskins in late October.
Romo reportedly suffered the rib injury during the Cowboys 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks back in early October.
Did the Cowboys mean it?
Is it possible that the Cowboys chose not to disclose Romo's injury in order to avoid teams targeting him even more?
That answer may never come out but despite the reason, keeping Romo off of the injury report has led to him having one of his best seasons in recent history.
The Cowboys made history last night as they snapped a three year streak of going 8-8 in the NFL season after they got their ninth win of the year.
Standing at 9-4, the Cowboys moved into the fifth seed position in the NFC but wins for the Seahawks and Detroit Lions on Sunday could once again put them out in the cold.
With over a week until their next game, the Cowboys have time to prepare for their divisional match up against the Philadelphia Eagles where they will look to exact revenge for the loss to the Eagles on Thanksgiving.
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