The worst nightmares of Cowboys fans came to fruition Saturday, when Tony Romo’s MRI revealed a broken L1 vertebrae in his back.
The hit occurred in Thursday night’s preseason game vs the Seahawks, where Romo was taken down from behind by Cliff Avril on a awkward looking tackle.
The injury will cause the QB to miss 6-10 weeks if not more, and will surely be limited upon return.
According to ESPN’s Thisis Satire, to keep busy in the time off, Romo will reportedly be starting in a new television show.
The riveting American crime drama, titled ‘Breaking Back‘ will reportedly have a plot of a quarterback who just can’t seem to stay healthy. Diagnosed with a broken back and clavicles, the QB is given only 2 years left to play by doctors. He turns to selling meth, working hard to keep the secret from his family and team. The protagonist struggles with keeping his double lives separate when the drug business evolves into a industrial-style operation led by a kingpin-like figure, eventually spiring out of control.
The show is set to run 6-19 weeks and will premiere September 11th at 9:00 PM ET on AMC.