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Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

Posted on: September 19, 2011 6:10 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2011 7:13 pm
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Will Romo play against the 'Skins on Monday night? (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Quarterback Tony Romo missed the final 10 games of the 2010 season recovering from a broken collar bone. The Cowboys ended the year 6-10, tied for worst in the NFC East, and Wade Phillips lost his job. Through two weeks of 2011, Dallas is 1-1. After dropping the opener to the Jets, the Cowboys came from behind to beat the 49ers Sunday. Romo, who was the goat in Week 1, was the hero in San Francisco. He left the game with a rib injury only to return and play flawlessly in the overtime victory.

But the good news could be short-lived. CBSSports.com's Michael Freeman has verified an ESPNDallas.com report that a CT scan shows that, in addition to a fractured rib, Romo also been diagnosed with a punctured lung.

Earlier Monday, head coach Jason Garrett told the media that "I would not think there's any reason to think that [Romo] won't play Monday. We're certainly hopeful."

NFL Week 2

The Cowboys face the Redskins in Dallas for the home opener.

Romo was injured Sunday on the third play of the game when 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit him around the waist on a 25-yard completion to tight end Jason Witten. Romo played the first half, but missed much of the third quarter while the pain-killing meds took effect. In that time, backup Jon Kitna completed 6 of 10 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two interceptions.

Romo returned to go 12 of 15 for 201 yards, including a 77-yard pitch and catch to wide receiver Jesse Holley that set up the game-winning field goal. When it was over, Romo was 20 of 33 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and no picks.

In preparation for the Redskins, ESPNDallas.com reports that Romo will receive extra treatment this week and could wear extra protection for his ribs.

In other Cowboys-related injury news, wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) isn't expected to play against Monday, although running back Felix Jones (separated shoulder), center Phil Costa and Witten (ribs) should all be available.

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:10 am
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

 However, I have seen ARDS in some of the slightest cases, and this has nothing to do with Holiday Inn.

You only say this because you didn't stay at one last night. If you had you would clearly see there is no way Romo still has the potential to develop ARDS from this. 



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

 I'm still interested in seeing if he develops ARDS
 

Give it up, bro.  I get it, you're an RT and have had pneumothoraces.  You've taken care of some people with ARDS.  I'm a board certified pulmonologist.  ARDS will not develop following minor trauma (yes a broken rib is minor), and it will not develop 72 hours after an injury in someone who has been doing interviews and going to work.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

You are comparing apples to oranges.  Cortisone is an anti-inflamatory steriod not an anabolic steriod.  Anabolic steriods are synthetic forms of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone.  There is a huge difference in the function of the two, so your comments are way off base.  Plus if your going to be a hater at least do some research and not just copy and paste something you saw on a website that looked cool and had a lot of big words.
Yet they both improve performance do they not?  What does performance enhancing mean to you exactly?  Are you a politician?

I think the greater concern for the Cowboys is that Romo plays much better stoned out of his gourd on pain pills than he does when he is sober and alert.  We all know what happened to Brett Favre going down that path...



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:59 am
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

Finally, a minor pulmonary contusion like this would not lead to ARDS.  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is typically seen with tremendous trauma or infection and results from massive inflammation.  The inflammation causes blood vessels in the lungs to leak, and causes the lungs to become stiff and difficult to ventilate.  Tony's going to be just fine, unless he gets into a car accident on his way to the bank...


More than likely he won't develop ARDS, but it doesn't mean that he can't.  It really depends on the level of the puncture.  However, I have seen ARDS in some of the slightest cases, and this has nothing to do with Holiday Inn.

IMO, this was a gutty performance because it definitely hurt.  Steroids will reduce the inflammation, and pain killers will dull it.  But the amount of painkiller it would take to eliminate the pain would result in him being unable to make quick decisions and he'd probably be walking around looking doped up.  He nutted up and beat my team, so I'll tip my hat to him.

I was on morphine when I had all three pneumothoraxes, and for the most part didn't know where I was. 




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:49 am
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

He would have been spitting up blood if he had a punctured lung.


Only if the capillaries surrounding the lung are broken.  It's just a thin double wall membrane with a protective fluid in between.  If Romo had a punctured lung, it happened(as already stated) after he went back in.  My guess is either it happened then, or his lung just got bruised. I'm still interested in seeing if he develops ARDS, then he might spit up blood.  ARDS will cause stress on the caps, causing them to inflame, and potentially burst.  Then it's a little more serious. 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:32 am
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

It's just an air sac that is wedged between your lung and chest cavity that can cause your lung to potentially collapse if the air sac is big enough and strenuous enough on the lung.


That is true of that type of collapse, which is usually only a partial collapse.  Mine were Bleps on the lung, which is a certain type of blister from a birth defect.  Which is very similar to a lung puncture, which is very painful.  There are several different types of pneumothoraxes.  The one you are describing is leat painful.  I've had 3 in high school, as I previously stated, and all three were painful, extremely.  As a result of my experience with having 2 simple chest tube procedures on the right side, and arthroscopic surgery to repair both sides,  I have a pretty good Idea of the level of pain.  Everyone keeps talking about docs on here, but again, how many other respiratory therapists are on here?



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Report: Tony Romo has punctured lung

He would have been spitting up blood if he had a punctured lung.

We have quite enough doctors on this thread already. 

.... you're wrong by the way. :)  


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