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December 06, 2010

Dez Bryant has surgery to repair broken right fibula, facing three to four months of rehab

Rookie receiver Dez Bryant surgery had Monday morning to repair his fractured right fibula.

Bryant suffered the injury in the Cowboys 38-35 overtime victory against the Colts Sunday.

He had successful surgery to have a plate inserted in his right leg to stabilize the bone. Bryant will be put on injured reserve ending his season with 45 catches for 561 yards and six touchdowns. He also scored twice on punt returns.

“That sets us back,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game when asked about the loss of Bryant.  “That sets us back. I really feel bad for him, but it really sets us back. The good news is we’ve got some depth there.”

The Cowboys will lean on veteran Roy Williams and second year man Kevin Ogletree to make up for the loss of Bryant.

Jones also indicated the Cowboys have some concerns on how Bryant will handle the injury and his time away. Bryant injury will require three to four months of rehab, according coach Jason Garrett.

"This is hard to handle as much as he wants to be with the team, out on the practice field, being a part of these games," Jones said. "He's going to have to bite that, be mature, be more grown up about the situation he's in."

Clarence E. Hill Jr.




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