Dez Bryant has sprained foot

Dez Bryant suffers foot sprain on Sunday night

9/9/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Dez Bryant may not have been a difference-maker for fantasy teams this week, but he was certainly an impact player for the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 1 victory over the New York Giants. Bryant constantly drew double coverage, allowing Jason Witten and Miles Austin to find space and produce efficiently. However, he may not be as helpful when his team takes on the Kansas City Chiefs next week.

Blog Photo - Dez Bryant has sprained footOn 3rd and 4 with less than three minutes remaining, quarterback Tony Romo threw a measly two yard pass to Bryant, who was immediately swallowed up by Giants' safety Ryan Mundy. Bryant then limped over to the sidelines and was noticeably infuriated. The frustration was an obvious result of his injured foot. He got treatment for what was considered a minor foot injury after the game, but underwent X-rays on Monday to make sure he didn't suffer a broken bone.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, Bryant's X-rays came back clean, but the star wide receiver was diagnosed with a sprained foot. The bittersweet news suggests that Bryant won't be in for an extended absence, but his status for Week 2 is very much up in the air. He's now likely to undergo an MRI, the results of which should be known in the near future.

Foot sprains can be very tough to deal with, as severe pain in the foot can make it extremely difficult for a receiver to make precise cuts when running routes. Bryant has a well documented history of playing through pain, but it looks like this injury has a chance to be a bit too painful for even him to power through.

Fantasy owners don't need to panic just yet, but consider Bryant very questionable for Week 2. His status will likely be updated constantly throughout the week.

UPDATE: Bryant has stated that he expects to play in the Cowboys' Week 2 tilt with the Chiefs. Of course, I could see Bryant expecting himself to play through just about any injury. Signs are looking good as far as his likelihood of being active on Sunday, but keep tabs on his progress to: 1) Make sure he plays, and 2) Make sure he is not playing on one foot.
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