IRVING, Texas --Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday night that quarterback Tony Romo is progressing with the fractured rib and lung pneumothorax that limited him last week against the 49ers and kept him out of practice Thursday.
Romo was expected to have another CT scan check-up Thursday to examine his rib and lung. Reports on Friday say Romo's pneumothorax -- a small amount of air leaking between the lung and chest wall -- appears to have healed.
"Tony certainly had his examination and everything is on go as we would hoped it would be and expected it to be relative to his lung status," Jones said Thursday on ESPN's NFL 32. "That still doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play Monday night, but still that's on go."
A small pneumothorax should be able to heal on its own, and if so, that's good news for Romo's status against the Redskins. He has said that if managing his rib pain is the only issue, he'll be on the field -- likely with a protective vest and pain medication.
It's unlikely Romo will practice much this week, if at all. Backups Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee will continue to prepare to fill in, though Kitna said Thursday he fully expects Romo to play.