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Friday August 17th, 2012

Injured Cowboys tight end Jason Witten hopes to be able to play in the Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants Sept. 5. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Injured Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten knows he dodged a bullet when he lacerated his spleen in Monday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.

For now doctors are telling him to rest for seven to 10 days and Witten says he has no idea when he will be able to return.

“Right now I’m doing alright,” Witten said to DallasCowboys.com. “I’m just going to take it a day at a time. Obviously, I’d be hard-pressed to imagine not being out there against the Giants. But there’s no timetable right now. It’s hard … just thinking about sitting in that hotel when the team is working. It’s a challenge. Ultimately it’s the best thing you can do for the team. We’ve got plenty of guys to pick up the slack. That’s not a concern. For me, I think it’s just get healthy as quickly as you can. We’ll regroup when we get back to Dallas.”
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has already said Witten will not play in the next two preseason games in San Diego against the Chargers and the Aug. 25 home date against St. Louis Rams.

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