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MRI Reveals Mild Foot Sprain For Dez Bryant

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Early indications look good for Dez Bryant but the team will do an MRI to confirm that the injury he sustained Sunday night was mild. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.
Early indications look good for Dez Bryant but the team will do an MRI to confirm that the injury he sustained Sunday night was mild. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

Dallas Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his sprained left foot, per Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas. He suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ home opener Sunday night, and he was later able to return.

The Cowboys announced that X-rays on the foot were negative, which is a good sign, but the fact that they feel an MRI is necessary is troubling. It could indicate that they feel he suffered a mid-foot sprain or Lisfranc injury. Until we know the results, his status is up in the air for Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the past, Bryant has shown that he can play through injuries, so the hope is the MRI will reveal no significant damage to the area. For his part, Bryant said, “it hurts a little,” and he was not in a walking boot Monday — both positive signs. He won’t practice Wednesday, and whether he plays or not, may not practice at all leading up to the game.

The Giants secondary held Bryant, who had a stellar training camp and preseason, in check for most of the game. Double teams led to just four catches for 22 yards on eight targets for the dynamic wideout. Even so, the Cowboys and Tony Romo showed that they could adapt while feeding the ball to Miles Austin and Jason Witten all night.

Update: Ed Werder of ESPN reported earlier today that Bryant's MRI revealed a mild foot sprain, but he's expected to suit up for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.