Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has had successful surgery after he broke a bone in his foot during his team's 27-26 win against the New York Giants, but he could miss up to 12 weeks of action.
Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett expects the two-time Pro Bowler to miss four to six weeks of action, but that road to recovery begins today as Bryant's surgery on his foot was successful.
This will come as great news for Cowboys fans as they hope to have their star man back in the team as soon as possible.
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Bryant said on his Twitter: "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."
The wide receiver went off the field during the second half of the game against the Giants and didn't return. He also exited the game earlier due to dehydration, but later returned.
The Cowboys will miss him dearly as he has been a big factor in their passing game ever since he entered the league in 2010. Since being drafted, Bryant has tallied up 5,472 yards and 56 touchdowns from 386 receptions.
Bryant missing over a quarter of the season could have dire effects for the Cowboys. He could miss some very important games that occur during that period, including the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and games against divisional rivals the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
During his absence, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley should see more targets, but reliable safety net Jason Witten is still available for Tony Romo to pass to. However, the NFC East team doesn't have a deep reliable receiving corp, so they could face problems in the passing game until he returns.
Whilst Garrett advertised a time scale of up to six weeks for his return, ESPN Dr. Mark Adickes said this was 'an aggressive timeframe and a more likely timeframe for Dez Bryant's recovery is 8-12 weeks.' Bryant could therefore miss over half of the season, which would be horrible news for the Cowboys organisation.
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