WR Bryant avoids Cowboys for 2 days, fearing news on knee

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, but hopes to play in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers, according to coach Jason Garrett.

A source told ESPN that Bryant - three days after suffering the injury - had an MRI on Wednesday morning, which revealed the fracture in his right tibia.

Bryant hurt the knee early in the Bears game but managed to play with the injury.

"So we'll take it day by day and see how he does".

In the fourth quarter Bryant caught Prescott's first career touchdown pass and the injury took place in the first quarter. Bryant missed six plays before returning and finished with three catches for 40 yards, including his first touchdown of the season.

But it was clear that Bryant was limited during the game. "When he comes in (Thursday), see how he feels and we'll make our evaluations there as we go forward".

Garrett was unclear about how long the recovery timeline might be for Bryant, but he didn't practice Wedensday, and it seems overly optimistic to expect him to play this weekend. Clearly, the Cowboys have learned their lesson on rushing injured superstars back to the field.

We finally have firm confirmation on the extent of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's injury.

Dez Bryant is considered day-to-day. He didn't practice on Wednesday.

Bryant missed seven games a year ago due to injury. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott could certainly use Bryant's abilities on Sunday, but the team also needs to be smart about Bryant's long-term health. "What we do is they come in, they go to the trainers and say, 'Hey, this is how I'm feeling.' We'll keep making our determinations based on the work that they do have".



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