Doctors informed Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN insider Adam Schefter. Reported by ESPN.com
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According to Shefter, the bleeding in Witten's spleen has subsided, and doctors believe it now will heal on its own. Witten still is aiming to return in time for the Cowboys' Sept. 5 regular-season opener against the New York Giants, but it is questionable whether he will be ready to play. Witten is more likely to play in Week 2, when the Cowboys play at Seattle on Sept. 16. He has missed only one game in his career because of a fractured jaw as a rookie in 2003, and has played through a broken rib, knee and ankle injuries but this one might cost him a week. ... We'll be following up as needed.