Cowboys' Colombo Injured at Practice


POSTED: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 10:39pm

Monday, August 16: Cowboys starting right tackle Marc Colombo had five loose particles scoped from his right knee Monday and could be back in time for the Sept. 12 regular-season opener at Washington, team owner Jerry Jones said.

Colombo has started at right tackle for the Cowboys since 2006 and made 57 consecutive starts before suffering a high ankle sprain/fractured fibula last Nov. 15 against Green Bay. The 31-year-old left Sunday's afternoon practice in a cart and underwent the clean-up procedure following an MRI.

"That's the good news because he's been playing with that type of situation probably for the last couple of years," Jones said during Sunday's single practice at the River Ridge Complex. "One was very memorable and we made note of it. I don't have exactly how long he'll be down, but those things have a time of 10 days to two weeks.

"I don't have any doubt he'll be back for the opener," Jones continued, "based on the information I just got from the MRI and what we saw the problem was."

Although there is not an exact return date for Colombo - every player's situation is different, and the original timetable was two-to-four weeks - head coach Wade Phillips also said he should be back in a "short amount of time."

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