Jason Witten willing to sign waiver to be allowed to play with spleen injury

09/05/2012 at 9:01 am By

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has missed most of the pre-season this summer with a lacerated spleen suffered against the Raiders in early August, but apparently that isn’t enough to keep him off the field.

Per a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Witten is willing to sign a waiver that would allow him to play in the season opener against rival the NY Giants. Here are details:

According to team sources, Witten has persistently told the Cowboys he is willing to sign a medical waiver that would absolve the team and its doctors of liability in case he re-injured his spleen during the NFC East matchup. However, the team will not accept any waiver as a path to Witten playing in the game, the sources said.

Witten is indeed a tough player and has played through injuries in the past, but this is one instance where he may want to sit out and get healthy. Doctors have already cleared Witten to play in week 2, so missing the season opener in hopes of returning 100% healthy a week later would be worth the wait.

If unable to play, Witten will be replaced in the starting lineup by fourth year pro John Phillips, who has 22 career receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown, which he scored against the Giants.


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4 Comments so far

  1. USA Sports 360

    on 09/05/2012 - Reply

    Man, this Witten is one tough guy. Others could learn from his example, this is what football is about. Toughness and Witten has it. Reminds me of the good old days n the NFL….

  2. Steve James

    on 09/06/2012 - Reply

    I am now a Jason Witten fan!!

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