Cowboys tight end Jason WItten won't need surgery for his injured spleen and is questionable to start the season opener against the Giants. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Doctors informed Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten that he will not need surgery for his lacerated spleen, reports ESPN.com.
Witten injured his spleen in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders and was told that he would need 7-10 days rest and then would be evaluated later.
Witten is questionable to start the season opener Sept. 5 against the defending world champions, the New York Giants.
Witten has missed one game in his career because of a broken jaw suffered when he was a rookie in 2003.