Dez Bryant May Miss Up To 12 Weeks, According To Everyone But Dez
Dez Bryant is one of the most physically talented players in the NFL, but he isn't exactly known for choosing his words wisely. That's why Dallas Cowboys fans should take his latest tweet with a grain of salt.
The star receiver left the Cowboys Week 1 game against the New York Giants after suffering a small bone break in his foot, but it was reported on Sunday that he is likely to miss even more time than originally expected due to a bone graft that had to be performed while he was getting surgery on the foot.
Despite the information being reported by respected news outlets with well-connected and informed reporters, Bryant posted the following tweet that insinuates that he will be back sooner than the media is saying.
Bryant is certainly not the first athlete to be overly confident about their ability to get back on the field, and just because he could be out that long doesn't mean he will be.
According to the NFL Network report by Ian Rapoport, the process of a bone graft - which included inserting a screw into the foot to help the fifth metatarsal heal - could mean that he's out 12 weeks. Rapoport included the following information in his report.
"One surgeon well-versed in the procedure explained a bone graft can be used to help the bone heal if there is a chronic component to the injury -- if it's an issue the player has had before. If this injury was a straight-forward "'ones fracture' it wouldn't need a bone graft."
Essentially this all means that although it's not an absolute given that he will be out the full 12 weeks, the only person right now that really believes that Bryant will be back on the field before December is Dezzy himself.
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