As Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten waits for his lacerated spleen to heal, he admitted that he doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the field at this point.
“Well, it was ‘How long?'” Witten said, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. “Again, I do think it’s a different mindset thinking you have to get healed up and regroup. Like (trainers) have said, just take it a day at a time. Obviously, I’d be hard-pressed to imagine not being out there against the Giants. But there’s no timetable right now.”
There is still a chance Witten could end up needing surgery.
“An operation is a possibility depending on how Witten’s examination fares in a week to 10 days, when the Cowboys return to Dallas,” wrote Archer.
There’s also still a chance that he may not be ready for the season opener against the Giants.
“Witten’s status still is uncertain for the Cowboys’ regular-season opener on Sept. 5 against the New York Giants,” wrote Archer.