Phillip Tanner, who broke his right hand in practice last week, has undergone surgery and could be back in the mix wearing a protective glove by next week, coach Jason Garrett said this morning.
“He had his surgery. We feel like it went well and we’re excited to have him back … We’re hopeful he’ll be back in the next week or so,” said Garrett, who likened Tanner’s injury to one that sidelined Emmitt Smith for only one game in the 1990s.
Garrett said Tanner, the frontrunner to be the team’s third running back, could play with a protective glove that would allow him to grip the ball and return to camp more quickly than it seemed the day the injury surfaced.
When I initially heard it, I thought he was going to be out for a while. But we’re hopeful he’ll be back in the next week or so,” Garrett said.
Tanner tweeted: "Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Surgery went well, headed back to Cali to continue turning this dream to Reality! #GodGotMe"
_ Jimmy Burch