Cowboys TE Jason Witten to Avoid Spleen Surgery

Jason Witten – What has been a physically trying preseason for the Dallas Cowboys got a little better when team doctors informed tight end Jason Witten that he will not need season-ending surgery to repair a lacerated spleen, ESPN reported Wednesday.The bleeding in Witten’s spleen has finally subsided, leading his doctors to believe that it will heal on its own.Witten, who suffered the injury during an Aug. 13 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, is still aiming to return in time for the Cowboys’ Sept. 5 regular-season opener against New York Giants, but it remains unclear whether he will be ready to play again so soon.A more likely return could be in Week 2, when Dallas plays at Seattle.The news will be welcomed by a team that has been devastated by injuries so far this preseason, particularly throughout its receiving corps. In addition to Witten, Dallas will likely be minus quarterback Tony Romo’s two other top threats in wide receivers Dez Bryant (knee) and Miles Austin (hamstring) until the start of the regular season.Witten, however, is the glue that often keeps the offense together and his loss would have been a major blow to a Dallas team trying to shed its underachieving label of recent years. The nine-year veteran and seven-time Pro Bowl selection is Romo’s unquestioned go-to guy, hauling in 409 passes for 4,824 yards and 21 touchdowns since Romo took over as the starter in 2006.Witten, who is also a key part of the Dallas ground game with his blocking on the edge, has missed just one game in his career because of a fractured jaw he suffered as a rookie in 2003. He’s played through a broken rib, as well as knee and ankle injuries.Witten totaled 79 catches for 942 yards and five touchdowns a year ago, passing Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome as the tight end with the third-most receptions in NFL history. read more

Roof collapse kills 2 workers

first_imgMap of NaogaonTwo construction workers were killed and two others injured as the roof of an under-construction petrol pump collapsed in Badmalonchi area under Niamatpur upazila of the district.The deceased are Sujon, 25, of Rajabari village under Gomastapur upazila in Chapainawabganj district and Anisur Rahman, 35, hailed from Gabtoli village of Niamatpur upazila.Niamatpur police station officer-in-Charge (investigation) M Najmul Haque said the victims were working when the roof of the refuelling station collapsed at about 12.30pm.Sujan and Anisur died on the spot. The injured were sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

Wristbands Test Chemical Exposure From Harvey

first_imgTwitter User @GraceWhiteKHOUResearchers team up to use wristbands to test for chemical exposure after Harvey.Researchers are looking for your assistance as they try to determine air quality following Harvey.They’re handing out bracelets which can monitor an individuals exposure to chemicals in the environment.Researches from Oregon State University passed out bracelets – which are worn for seven days – to people in the Highlands, and neighborhoods in Addicks, Baytown, and East Houston earlier this week.The Baylor College of Medicine will be handing out wristbands today from 11:00 to 2:00, to anyone who flooded during Harvey. You can pick them up in the Alkek Lobby.  Sharelast_img read more