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Report: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant may have herniated disk in his back

11/08/2013 at 8:15 am By

dez bryantDallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant may have his questionable moments from time to time, but in the process he has established himself as one of the NFL’s best. Although he has played great this season, Fox Sports Southwest is reporting that Bryant may have a disk problem in his back that has been limiting him in practice and in games lately:

Sources close to the Cowboys standout tell FOX Sports Southwest that there are concerns he is suffering from a bulging or herniated disc in his back and that measures being taken to treat the ailment go far beyond “precautionary.”

“It’s bothering him a little bit off and on,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “We don’t think it’s a significant deal.”

Bryant missed Cowboys practice Wednesday before returning on a limited basis Thursday, but says that he will definitely be playing Sunday against the Saints. Back problems have caused Bryant to miss plays this season while getting treatment, and also limited him late last season as well.

The Cowboys short-handed receiving core can ill afford for Bryant to miss any significant time. So far this season, Bryant is among the NFL leaders with 51 receptions (6th in the NFL), yards receiving (705, ninth) and is third in the league with eight touchdown catches. His presence is needed for Dallas to maintain their slight lead in the NFC East.

-ALR

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