Dez Bryant spent training camp, preseason and more than half of the NFL regular season waiting for a team to give him a shot to prove himself.
The often-outspoken but extremely talented wide receiver, who had played his whole professional career with the Dallas Cowboys, finally signed with the New Orleans Saints this past week. But on the last play of practice Friday, he reportedly suffered a torn Achilles.
Soon after, Bryant tweeted a message of determination, writing that the injury “is the ultimate test.”
Testing on Saints’ WR Dez Bryant’s Achilles is considered “a formality”, per source. Doctors believe it is torn. Injury expected to sideline him eight months, putting him on track to potentially be ready for training camp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 9, 2018
Things was just starting to heat up for me… I won’t question the man upstairs… this is the ultimate test.. thank you everyone for the prayers
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 9, 2018
Several other NFL players, including former Cowboys teammate Cole Beasley, reacted to the news by tweeting support for Bryant. Here are some of the responses:
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) November 9, 2018
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) November 9, 2018
Best believe we throwing up the X still bro 🙅🏾♂️ #weallwegot
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 9, 2018
I would give Dez my achilles if i could just to see the young boul back on the field competing, no hat, cap or whatever y’all call it.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 9, 2018
Damn bro I’m sorry. My heart hurts for you brother. Keep fighting big dog. You know where I’m at if you need anything. https://t.co/YPpUbPpCX1
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) November 9, 2018