A new Dez Bryant injury has flared up and it is very similar to last season. According to ESPN on Aug. 19, Dez Bryant is suffering from a jammed thumb right now.
Last year, Bryant had a fractured index finger for the final month of the season. However, Bryant continued to play with that fractured finger, catching everything Tony Romo threw his way. If Bryant can finish 2012 with his best career numbers (92 receptions, 1,382 yards, 12 touchdowns) with a fractured finger, it is clear why he thinks his jammed thumb is no big deal.
When asked, he just laughed and said his thumb is great.
Compared to a fractured index finger, it must feel great. However, Bryant did lose a costly fumble in the Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals preseason game, and part of that might be because of a hurt thumb. It is hard to control a ball when you are hurting.
Plus, this is preseason and Dallas has two more games to play before they start the 2013 NFL season against the New York Giants. Starters never play in the final preseason game, so Bryant has plenty of time to let his thumb heal up before the games actually count.
When asked about the inability to score for the Dallas Cowboys first team offense this preseason, Dez Bryant was even less worried. He said there are no big issues and they just need to play like they practice. It is just the preseason after all.