Cowboy Nation had a collective heart attack when, on Thursday evening, the Twitter account @PardonMyTake tweeted out that James Washington would miss the first four games of the season with a hernia injury.
For those wondering what all the James Washington chatter is about. The tweet has been deleted. pic.twitter.com/MbwxAJBmMB
— Brian Gittings (@BrianHD79) August 11, 2017
The tweet has since been deleted, but why was it sent out in the first place? On Friday, Lauren Rew reported that Washington was checked out and that a hernia was discovered, but it didn’t seem super serious (at least in the short term).
Re @PardonMyTake, source tells me James Washington had ab pain; ultrasound discovered old hernia. No surgery now, will try to play thru it.
— Lauren Rew (@Lauren_Rew) August 11, 2017
Then on Friday, @CowboyFB tweeted out practice highlights, and Washington was spotted catching passes from No. 2. So he either sent a hologram or is in fact all right and playing through the hernia.
Now it’s important to remember here that this doesn’t necessarily mean Washington is 100 percent. Maybe he will have surgery in the future. Who knows? But it wouldn’t appear as if he’s going to miss the first four games like @PardonMyTake reported originally.
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 11, 2017
We followed up with multiple people and still haven’t heard anything more substantial than what Rew reported. The original tweet by @PardonMyTake was a pretty bold position to take, especially from a verified account that has one of the most popular podcasts going today. And especially given how they arrived at the news.
They have Responded‼️‼️
Oklahoma State News after Midnight pic.twitter.com/eJuAd3nWvq
— Boone Pickens State (@BP_State) August 11, 2017
More like pardon my (fake) take.