Drew Brees played in part of the New Orleans Saints win against San Francisco on Sunday but exited the game due to injuries from a brutal hit.
Brees played through the injury – which is reportedly more serious than first believed – and Brees has five fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.
Still, people were impressed with the quarterback’s ability to play through the pain.
Romo played through the injury, taking a painkilling injection during halftime, and went 12-of-15 for 201 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime. The Cowboys won 27-24.
Patrick Walker of CBS Sports, reacting to the announcers proclaiming “I can’t believe he was playing out there with broken ribs”, tweeted out “I know a guy who led a comeback on the road with that problem.”
This comment prompted Dez Bryant, now with the Baltimore Ravens, to tweet just one thing in response.
The number 9 is Romo’s old jersey number with the Cowboys.
Romo played in all 16 games in 2011, finishing the season with a 66.3% passer rating, 4,184 yards, and 31 TDs. The team went 8-8.
[via Larry Brown Sports]