Tony Romo Leads the List of Injured NFL Players Heading Into Week 9 (2014-15)


America’s Team could be missing its signal-caller against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday. According to and, the injured back of Tony Romo is severe enough to miss the game. Romo is dealing with two fractures in the transverse process of his back. As of Saturday, he is a game-time decision to play on Sunday. If Romo can’t play, backup quarterback Brandon Weeden would start.

Peter King for Sports Illustrated reported, Romo fractured two traverse process in his lower back when he was sacked during Monday’s 20-17 overtime loss to Washington. Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson blitzed on the play and sacked Romo. Accordingly, Romo laid on the field for a while before walking off on his own power. After having x-rays and taking a pain-killing injection, Romo returned to the game at his own insistence. He finished the game with 17 completions in 28 attempts for 209 yards and one touchdown. Weeden completed four of six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown as Romo’s replacement.

(Photo: Tim Sharp, AP)

Other NFL Injuries Around the League

Around the league, it’s a case of good news, bad news for the Cincinnati Bengals. F&TS West Coast Correspondent Mike Hunt reports that Cincinnati should get their stud wide receiver A.J. Green back for Sunday. Green was a full participant in Friday’s practice. However, an injury to the Bengals’ running back Giovanni Bernard is expected to keep him out of Sunday’s game.

According to Paul Dehner of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Bernard missed his third straight day of practice on Friday and that backup rookie running back Jeremy Hill was seeing increased time in practice this week. Specifically, Bernard suffered a hip injury in the fourth quarter of last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. If he misses the game on Sunday, this will be the first game the second-year running back has missed in his career.

In conclusion, fantasy owners should adjust their rosters. The injured back of Tony Romo could have long-term playoff implications for the Cowboys.