Unfortunately for Witten, he’ll be held out of tonight’s game against the New York Giants, despite the fact he was willing to sign a clearance to play. A lacerated spleen is obvious a serious injury, so probably doesn’t make sense for the Cowboys take a chance on playing one of the best offensive weapons and risking further injury.
Witten was scheduled to visit with doctor this morning, so there’s a good chance that he wasn’t cleared by the Cowboy’s medical staff. It’s still hard to say if he’ll be ready in time for next week’s game, but he’ll at least have shot at playing.
Although he has practiced for three straight days, it doesn’t appear all that likely that Witten will suit up for the Cowboys season opener against the Giants on Wednesday night, despite Tony Romo recent optimism. Witten suffered a lacerated spleen on Aug. 13 during the Cowboys preseason opener.